York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority mayoral election

The election for the first York and North Yorkshire Mayor will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024.

You can find out more about the new York and North Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority on their website or on our York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority page.

Deadlines for voters

If you are not already registered to vote, you have until midnight on Tuesday 16 April to register to vote on the government website to vote in this election.

If you would like to vote by post or by postal proxy, you have until 5pm on Wednesday 17 April to apply for a new postal vote or change an existing postal vote.

If you are unable to vote in person or by post, you have until 5pm on Wednesday 24 April to apply for a proxy vote.

Voter ID requirements

To vote in person at a polling station, you will need to bring photo ID

Find out about the voter ID requirement on the Electoral Commission website.

Make sure you have an accepted form of identification.  

If you do not have a suitable photo ID, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate on the government website. The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate for this election is 5pm on Wednesday, 24 April. 

Election timetable

Publication of notice of election Tuesday 26 March
Publication of statement of persons nominated No later than 4pm, Monday 8 April
Deadline for receiving applications for registration Midnight, Tuesday 16 April
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and proxy postal applications and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes 5pm, Wednesday 17 April
Deadline for receiving applications for Voter Authority Certificates 5pm, Wednesday 24 April
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not proxy postal or emergency proxy) 5pm, Wednesday 24 April
First time that electors can apply for an emergency proxy After 5pm, Wednesday 24 April
Publication of notice of poll No later than Wednesday 24 April
Polling day (hours of poll 7am to 10pm) Thursday 2 May

Prospective candidate and agent information

Prospective candidates and agents can read our bulletins for more information: