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 (highlighted) will be published on this page according to the timetable below.


What When
Publication of Notice of Election (This is the legal notice which details arrangements for the election) Monday 29 March
Poll cards delivered to electors registered to vote From Monday 29 March
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated (this is the final list of candidates) No later than 4pm on Friday 9 April
Deadline for receiving applications to register to vote Monday 19 April
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy vote applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes 5pm on Tuesday 20 April
Delivery of the Candidate Address Booklet From Monday 19 April
Postal packs delivered to registered electors From Wednesday 21 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 of polling stations) Not later than Tuesday 27 April 
First date that electors can apply for a replacement postal vote Thursday 29 April
Polling day Thursday 6 May (7am - 10pm)