On Thursday 4 May 2017 the election for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s first Mayor will take place.
Voting for the new Mayor will take place across the county and follows all local councils accepting a devolution deal for the area last year.
The Mayor will chair the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority which is made up of representatives from Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, the five district councils in Cambridgeshire and the Greater Cambridge, Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership.
The official nomination process for candidates opened today (Wednesday 22 March) and will close at 4pm on Tuesday 4 April.
It’s important that residents can get out to cast their votes and the deadline to register to vote is midnight on Thursday 13 April 2017. The fastest way to register is on the government website.
People can also visit the Town Hall in Bridge Street, Peterborough to register. Residents will be asked to confirm their date of birth and national insurance number and should bring documents to verify their name and address (a utility bill or council tax bill), and either a passport or driving licence that includes a photograph.
Applications for new postal votes and amendments to existing postal votes must reach the council’s electoral services team by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April.
Applications to appoint a proxy must reach the team by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.
You can contact the council’s elections helpline on 01733 452249 or email email@example.com
Polling will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017 between the hours of 7am and 10pm. The result will be declared the following day.
A formal notice of the election with further details on where nomination papers need to be delivered can be found here.
More information on the devolution process and the upcoming election can also be found on the council’s website.