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.


A list of the candidates standing in this election will be available from Wednesday 5th April. A PDF version of the mayoral booklet will also be available on this page on Thursday 6th April.

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 is Thursday 13th April at midnight. You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. To check your electoral registration contact your local authority.

Voting by post

If you are away on election day or can not get to your polling station, you can arrange to vote by post and your ballot paper will be posted to you. The deadline for receiving new postal vote application forms is Tuesday 18th April at 5pm.

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. A proxy can either vote at your polling station or by post. The deadline for receiving new proxy application forms is Tuesday 25th April at 5pm.