The next local election is scheduled to be held on Thursday, 7 May 2020.
Local elections are held on the first Thursday of May every 4 years. Rochdale holds elections by thirds, meaning a third of seats are contested each year for 3 years, followed by a year when no elections are held.
People will vote to choose who they would like to be their local councillor. The political party with the highest number of councillors usually gets to control the council and takes decisions on how local services are run. Your local councillor will represent your views for the ward (area) you live in.
Greater Manchester Mayoral elections
The next election for Greater Manchester Mayor is scheduled to be held on Thursday, 7 May 2020.
Greater Manchester Mayoral elections take place every 4 years - the first term will be for 3 years.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is responsible for delivering these elections.
UK Parliament (general) election
The next general election is scheduled to be held by December 2024.
The last general election took place on Thursday, 12 December 2019.
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.
In the UK Parliament (general) election you're voting for somebody to represent you in Parliament as a Member of Parliament (MP), in a parliamentary constituency.
There are no scheduled by-elections.
Local by-elections can take place at any time of year.
There are no scheduled referendums.
The last referendum was held on Thursday, 23 June 2016.
In a referendum you're voting on a single question.