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Elections and voting

This section of the site provides information on elections and voting.  

The Electoral Services Office

The Electoral Services Office is responsible for all electoral registration and the administration and management of all elections within the borough.

You can also visit us at the address below, our office is situated on the ground floor and is accessible for people with disabilities. Our opening hours are 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm.

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2018

 

Boundary Review

The Boundary Commission for England has published its initial proposals for new constituency boundaries.
You can view the proposals and maps for the boundaries of all English constituencies and make any comments on the Boundary Commission for England website.
These proposals have been made by the Boundary Commission and not the council.

Elected Mayor referendum

 Number of signatures required on a petition for a referendum on whether the Borough should change its governance arrangements                                          

Electoral Fraud

It is important that everbody involved in an election can have confidence in the process.  If you suspect or have evidence of electoral fraud you should contact the Electoral Services team at the Council and/or the Police.

The Police will investigate allegations where somebody is prepared to provide evidence or a statement in support of the complaint.

If  you are concerned or think electoral fraud may have occurred, you should raise the matter with the Electoral Services Office on 01922 652502/2503 or email electionsoffice@walsall.gov.uk.  They may be able to explain whether or not an election related crime has been committed, and can refer it to the Police as appropriate.

Every police force has a designated single point of contact (known as a SPOC) to lead on election matters.  If you wish to contact the Police directly, you can call 101.  Choose the West Midlands Police option and make your report.  Alternatively you can visit the nearest staffed police station.  Please ask for the report to be labelled 'Election' and ask for it to be forwarded to the Economic Crime Team.

Concerns about political finance rules should be raised directly with the Electoral Commission on 020 72710616 or pef@electoralcommission.org.uk

Fair processing notice

Be aware that the council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end will use the information provided for the prevention and detection of fraud and for updating the council’s systems and records. Council may also share the details with other council services and other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these and other lawful purposes.

Contact us

The Electoral Services Office
Walsall Council
Ground Floor - Council House
Lichfield Street
Walsall
WS1 1AE
Telephone 01922 652502
Fax 01922 652040
Email electionoffice@walsall.gov.uk