On Thursday 4th May 2017 there will be an election to choose who will be the West of England Combined Authority Mayor. The election will be held across Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire authorities.
The election will be co-ordinated by Bristol City Council who will act as the Combined Authority Returning Officer (CARO) with responsibility for liaising with candidates, producing a Mayoral booklet, declaring the result and ensuring a consistent approach to delivering the election across all three authority areas.
This election uses the supplementary voting system. Electors will have two votes – one for your first choice candidate and one, if you wish, for your second choice candidate.
Candidates standing in this election
The list of candidates standing in this election is now available.
A mayoral booklet listing information about the election and a statement from each of the candidates will be delivered to all electors in mid-April.
If you require this information in a different format, you can call your local council:
- Bath & North East Somerset – 01225 477 333
- Bristol – 01179 223 400
- South Gloucestershire – 01454 863 030
How can I vote?
To vote in this election you need to be on the electoral register of your local authority. The deadline to register to vote in this election has now passed. To check your electoral registration contact your local authority:
- Bath & North East Somerset – 01225 477 333 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bristol – 01179 223 400 – email@example.com
- South Gloucestershire – 01454 863 030 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Voting at a polling station
Your polling station will be listed on your poll card. For more information about how or where to vote, contact the electoral services team for your local authority as above.
To check which local authority you belong to, or for more information about voting and elections visit www.yourvotematters.co.uk
Voting by post
Postal vote packs for this election will be sent around two weeks before the date of the election. Please contact the electoral services team at your local authority if you are concerned you may not receive your postal vote in time.
It is now too late to apply to vote by post in this election. If you are unable to get to your polling station on polling day, you can still apply to vote by proxy.
Voting by proxy
Proxy voting is when you get someone else to vote on your behalf if you can not get to your polling station. Your proxy will be able to vote on your behalf at your polling station. The deadline for receiving new proxy application forms is Tuesday 25th April at 5pm.