15th April 2021



Manchester gears up for local elections

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Voters will go to the polls this Thursday, to have their say in Manchester’s local elections.

Electors in each of Manchester’s 32 wards will have the opportunity to vote for three councillors on Thursday 3 May 2018, as a result of new ward boundaries coming into effect, following a Local Government Boundary Commission review – with all 96 elected positions on the council up for election.

Polling stations across the city will be open from 7am – 10pm.  Electors should vote for no more than three candidates by putting a cross in the box next to each of their choices.  Candidates will appear on the ballot paper alphabetically by surname.

The candidate who receives the most votes in each ward will serve a four-year term as a Manchester City Councillor.  The candidate receiving the next highest number of votes will serve a two year term, while the candidate with the third highest number of votes is elected for a one-year term.

Residents should have received a polling card, informing them of the date of the election and where their polling station is.  Polling stations may have changed since the last election, because of changes to ward boundaries.  Residents can check by using their polling card, or by visiting www.manchester.gov.uk/pollingstations.

The results for all 32 wards will be declared on Friday 4 May 2018.

Joanne Roney OBE, Returning Officer for Manchester, said: “We don’t want anyone to miss the chance to have their say in these important elections, which give Manchester residents the opportunity to elect the councillors who will represent their local area.”

For more information, go to www.manchester.gov.uk/elections.

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