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Your next election or referendum

Local elections

Use your vote in the local elections. 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

​Deadline to apply to register to vote​Midnight on Tuesday, 17 April 2018
​Deadline to apply for a postal vote​5pm on Wednesday, 18 April 2018
​Deadline to apply to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf​5pm on Wednesday, 25 April 2018
​Publication of notice of election (76kb pdf) Tuesday, ​27 March 2018
​Receipt of nominations​4pm on Friday, 6 April 2018
​Withdrawal of candidate4pm on Friday, 6 April 2018​
​Appointment of election agents​4pm on Friday, 6 April 2018
​Publication of notice of election agents (168kb pdf)​4pm on Friday, 6 April 2018
​Publication of statements of persons nominated (196kb pdf)​4pm on Monday, 9 April 2018
​Last date for registrationTuesday, 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

Local by-elections can take place at any time of year. There are no scheduled by-elections.

General election

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.


0300 303 0345, 8am-6pm Monday to Friday
Elections Team
Governance and Committee Services
Floor 2
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU​​