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


This section provides the timetable for the Mayoral Election, answers to some common questions about voting, contact details for the local electoral services offices and media enquiries.  

Media and Press Enquiries

South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority
Press and Communications Team

Comms and Marketing Toolkit

Our Comms and Marketing Toolkit provides an overview of the marketing campaign we have developed to raise awareness of the poll and registration, show what the role of the Mayor will be and to push residents of South Yorkshire to use their power to vote, influencing the regions future. Partners and stakeholders can help amplify our campaign using the key messages, images and copy provided in the toolkit.

  Download the Comms and Marketing Toolkit (PDF, 2Mb)

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Local Electoral Services Offices

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council 
Electoral Services
PO Box 634
South Yorkshire S70 9GG
Telephone: 01226 773070

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Electoral Services
Floor 2
Civic Office
Doncaster DN1 3BU
Telephone: 01302 736874

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Electoral Services
Riverside House
Main Street
Rotherham S60 1AE
Telephone: 01709 336010

Sheffield City Council
Electoral Services
Town Hall
Sheffield S1 2HH
Telephone: 0114 273 4093

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 on the electoral commission website.

Combined Authority Returning Officer (CARO)

Dr Dave Smith is the Combined Authority Returning Officer (CARO) for the South Yorkshire Mayoral Election. The CARO can be contacted at: 

Telephone: 0114 220 3400

Timetable for the Mayoral Election

-25Publication of Notice of ElectionMonday 28 March
-24First day for receipt of nominations10am Tuesday 29 March
-19Last day for receipt of nominations4pm, Tuesday 5 April
-19Last time for withdrawal of nominations papers4pm, Tuesday 5 April
-19Last day for notification of appointment of election agent4pm, Tuesday 5 April
-18Publication of statement of persons nominatedBy 4pm, Wednesday 6 April
-12Deadline for applications to be included on the register of electors to be used at the election.Thursday 14 April
-11Last time to change/cancel existing postal/proxy votes or make new postal vote applications5pm, Tuesday 19 April
-6Publication of Notice of PollTuesday 26 April
-6Last time for the receipt of new proxy voting applications (except in case of an emergency)5pm, Tuesday 26 April
-5Last day for notification of appointment of sub agents and polling or counting agentsWednesday 27 April
0Polling day (polls open 7am – 10pm)Thursday 5 May
+1Counting of votes and declaration of resultFriday 6 May

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I check if I am registered to vote?
Am I eligible to vote in the Mayoral Election?
Where is my polling station and when will I be able to vote?
How do I request information about the Mayoral Election in another format?