Electors information

A guide to polling day

Key Dates

Last Date for Registration 19/04/2021

Local Government Election Timetable of Proceedings for 06/05/2021

Postal vote information and application form can be found here
Receipt of Postal Vote Applications 5:00 pm 20/04/2021

Please note: Royal Mail has 35,000 Priority Post Boxes, these boxes have late collection times with 98% of them having a collection time of after 4:00pm. Please click here to find a priority box in your local area.

Proxy vote information can be found here (someone voting on your behalf)
Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications 5:00 pm 27/04/2021

Opening of Postal Ballot Papers

Sessions for the opening of postal ballot papers will be held at the Council Offices in Codsall

  • Monday 26 April to Friday 30 April 9.00am to 4.00pm or earlier if daily quantity of post is less
  • Tuesday 4 May to Wednesday 5 May 9.00am to 4.00pm or earlier if daily quantity of post is less
  • Thursday 6 May 9.00am to 4.00pm (approx.) or earlier if quantity of post is less - 8.00pm to finish

Candidates and their agents are both able to attend the opening of postal votes. However, please be aware that due to social distancing requirements for Covid-19, they will only be able to have a general overview of the process taking place. They will not be able to see individual ballot papers, which must, in any event, remain face down both before and whilst the polls are open.

For anyone wishing to view the process, please note that we are unable to give specific opening times for individual electoral divisions. As such, we can offer a booking system so that you may view the opening process.

At 4pm on each working day (with the exception of Monday 26 April and Thursday 6 May), candidates and their agents will be able to view the rejected ballot papers/postal voting statements, from the previous day's opening session.

Covid-19 Advice: For the safety of both the staff on duty and others in attendance, you will be required to wear a face-covering, use hand-sanitizer upon arrival and observe social distancing rules when attending a pre-booked postal vote opening session or session for the viewing of rejected ballot papers. If there is a one-way system in place, please ensure you adhere to the restrictions in place. You will be required to provide your details for the track and trace system.



Telephone: 01902 696000

Email: elections@sstaffs.gov.uk


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South Staffs Council

Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

South Staffordshire


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Office Opening Times

If you are unable to find what you need online today please contact us on 01902 696000.

Mon-Tue,Thu-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 17:00pm
Sat-Sun Closed

Face to Face appointments are available but must be pre booked in advance of your visit by calling 01902 696000.