The next scheduled election will take place on Thursday, 3 May 2018 in all 20 wards across the borough of Rochdale.
Rochdale Borough Council has 60 seats, with 3 council seats in each of the 20 wards.
Notices for this election
Key dates for this election
apply to register to vote||Midnight on Tuesday, 17 April 2018|
apply for a postal vote||5pm on Wednesday, 18 April 2018|
apply to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf||5pm on Wednesday, 25 April 2018|
notice of election (76kb pdf) ||Tuesday, 27 March 2018|
|Receipt of nominations||4pm on Friday, 6 April 2018|
|Withdrawal of candidate||4pm on Friday, 6 April 2018|
|Appointment of election agents||4pm on Friday, 6 April 2018|
notice of election agents (168kb pdf)||4pm on Friday, 6 April 2018|
statements of persons nominated (196kb pdf)||4pm on Monday, 9 April 2018|
|Last date for registration||Tuesday, 17 April 2018|
|Publication of notice of poll||Wednesday, 25 April 2018|
|Appointment of poll and count agents||Thursday, 26 April 2018|
|First day to issue replacement lost postal ballot papers||Friday, 27 April 2018|
|Receipt of emergency proxy vote applications||5pm on Thursday, 3 May 2018|
|Last day to issue replacement spoilt or lost postal ballot papers||5pm on Thursday, 3 May 2018|
|Day of poll||7am-10pm on Thursday, 3 May 2018|
|Return of election expenses||Thursday, 7 June 2018|
Local by-elections can take place at any time of year. There are no scheduled by-elections.
The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 introduced fixed term Parliaments to the United Kingdom with elections scheduled on the first Thursday in May of the 5th year after the previous general election.
- The last general election was held on 8 June 2017.
- The next general election is scheduled to be held in 2022.