Number of schools used as polling stations reduced for Sandwell local elections

Voters in Sandwell are urged to check their poll card ahead of next week's local elections, after Sandwell Council reduced the number of schools used as polling stations.

There are changes to 24 Sandwell polling stations for the elections on Thursday 5 May 2022, when voters will be electing a local councillor. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.
Eighteen Sandwell schools will no longer be used as polling stations, with voting moved to alternative buildings. Six other non-school polling stations have also changed location – so voters are encouraged to check their poll card carefully to make sure they know where to go to vote.
Residents can also check their polling station online by adding their home postcode at, Returning Officer Kim Bromley-Derry said:

“We’ve worked hard to reduce the number of schools used as polling stations to limit the impact on children’s education. We’re working to reduce that number further for future elections - before you vote this year, do quickly check your poll card to make sure you go to the right place.

“Signs will be put up outside former polling stations telling voters where they need to go should they travel to the wrong place – and all of the new polling stations will be very close to their previous location.

“Everyone whose polling station has changed will have received a separate letter, as well as their poll card, making them aware of the changes.”
For information on who is standing in the election and for election results, you can visit


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