Borough Council Elections - 3 May 2018

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Elections for Borough Councillors are scheduled to take place on Thursday 3rd May 2018. This will be for all wards apart from Preston and Salfords and Sidlow.

Election Timetable

Register to Vote

To vote in elections you must be registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote in the Borough Council Elections is Tuesday 17 April 2018.

Applications to vote by post or change/cancel an existing postal or proxy vote must be received by 5pm Wednesday 18 April 2018.

New applications to vote by proxy must be received by 5pm Wednesday 25 April 2018.

If you are registered and eligible to vote in these elections, you will receive a poll card around the first week of April informing you where your polling station is, or if you've applied for a postal vote, when you can expect to receive your postal voting pack.

If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote you can call the elections helpline number on 01737 276794.

You can find out more about voting in Borough Council elections and other elections being held on 3 May 2018 at About My Vote.


Previous Election results


By-elections can be held at any time if a vacancy arises on the council.

For more information please email

Electoral wards and cycle

The Borough is divided into 19 Wards or geographical areas (PDF document).

The Council has 51 Members and most Wards have three Councillors who are each elected for a four year term of office. This link provides further information on our Councillors.

The Council’s Membership is elected by thirds. Elections are held on a rolling year on year basis for three years out of four.

There are no Borough elections in the fourth year, when County Council elections take place.