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Your Vote, Your Mayor, Your South Yorkshire, 5 May 2022. The South Yorkshire Mayoral election is on Thursday 5 May 2022


Useful Information and Contacts 

This section provides useful contact details if you have any further questions about the election, voting, local electoral services, and media enquiries.

Combined Authority Returning Officer (CARO)

Martin Swales is the Combined Authority Returning Officer (CARO) for the South Yorkshire Mayoral Election.
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority
11 Broad Street West, Sheffield, S1 2BQ
Telephone: 0808 178 6767

Media and Press Enquiries

For media enquiries, please contact:
Emily Gillespie
Communications Manager
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

Local Electoral Services Offices

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council 
Electoral Services, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG
Telephone: 0122 677 3070
Website :

City of Doncaster Council
Electoral Services, Legal and Democratic Services Civic Office, Waterdale
Doncaster DN1 3BU
Telephone: 0130 273 6874
Website :

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Electoral Services, Riverside House, Main Street
Rotherham S60 1AE
Telephone: 0170 933 6010
Website :

Sheffield City Council
Electoral Services, Town Hall, Pinstone Street
Sheffield S1 2HH
Telephone: 0114 273 4093
Website :

Your local electoral services office is based at the local authority that issues your Council Tax bill. If you’re not sure which local authority this is you can find out by typing your postcode here

Timetable for the South Yorkshire Mayoral Election 2024



Publication of notice of electionTuesday 26 March
Poll Cards despatchedTuesday 26 March
Nomination Period
Between 10am and 4pm on any working day from 26 March until 4pm on Friday 5 April
Publication of statement of persons nominatedNot later than 4pm on Monday 8 April
PDF Version of mayoral booklet on website and booklets mailed outFriday 12 April
Deadline for receiving applications to register to voteTuesday 16 April
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes5pm on Wednesday 17 April
Postal Votes despatched – first issue 
(to existing postal voters)
Monday 15 April
Booklets likely to be deliveredFrom Monday 15 April
Postal votes likely to be deliveredFrom Tuesday 16 April
Second issue of postal votes despatched
(to those who applied after 26 March)
Monday 22 April
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy
(not postal proxy or emergency proxies) and for Voter Authority Certificates
5pm on Wednesday 24 April
Publication of Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling StationsNot later than Wednesday 24 April  
Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agentsThursday 25 April
Deadline for notification of appointment of sub agentsThursday 25 April 
Polling dayThursday 2 May 7am – 10pm
Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes5pm on Thursday 2 May

Deadline for emergency proxy applications
5pm on Thursday 2 May
Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal9pm on Thursday 2 May
Election Count and Declaration of ResultSaturday 4 May