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Timetable and legal notices

Key dates for the election can be found in the timetable below. The deadlines for activity are set in law and the Combined Authority Returning Officer (CARO) and Local Returning Officers (LROs) have no discretion to change or extend them.

Legal Notices will be published in the 'Official Notices' section and linked from this page according to the timetable below.

What

When

Publication of Notice of Election (This is the legal notice which marks the start of the election period)

 

Nominations for candidates open

Monday 29 March

 

Tuesday 30 March

Poll cards delivered to electors registered to vote by 15 March

 

Nominations for candidates closes (Notice of particulars of election agents)

From Tuesday 30 March

 

Thursday 8 April (4pm)

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated (This is the final list of candidates)

Not later than 4pm on Friday 9 April

Poll cards delivered to electors registered to vote between 16 March and 8 April

From Thursday 15 April

First day for the delivery of the Candidate Address Booklet

Saturday 17 April

Deadline for receiving applications to register to vote on 6 May

Monday 19 April

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

5pm on Tuesday 20 April

Postal packs delivered to electors registered for a postal vote by 20 April

From Friday 23 April

Postal packs delivered to electors registered to vote on 19 April

From Tuesday 27 April

Poll cards delivered to electors registered to vote between 8 April and 19 April

From Tuesday 27 April

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy

5pm on Tuesday 27 April

Publication of Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Places (the full list polling stations)

Tuesday 27 April

First day to issue replacement lost postal ballot papers

Thursday 29 April

Last day to issue replacement spoilt or lost postal ballot papers

5pm Thursday 6 May

Receipt of emergency proxy vote applications

5pm Thursday 6 May

Polling day

Thursday 6 May (7am - 10pm)

Count Mayoral election

Saturday 8 May