Information for Candidates

This page includes information for prospective mayoral candidates and their election agents on the nomination process, submitting the election address for inclusion in the Mayoral Election Booklet and key deadline dates. 

The Combined County Authority Returning Officer (CCARO) is Melbourne Barrett, Chief Executive and Returning Officer for Nottingham City Council. However, each local council in the EMCCA area will be delivering the elections locally on behalf of the CCARO.

If you are a prospective candidate and want to find out more information about how to stand, please contact the elections team at

Important documents for prospective candidates and election agents 

Below you will find important documents that candidates and their election agents will need for the East Midlands Combined County Authority Mayoral election. 

Candidate Nomination Pack

Booklet guidance for candidates 

Deadline dates for candidates and agents

Candidates Briefing 

There was a candidates briefing held for prospective candidates on Tuesday 12 March 2024. Below you will find the slides presented at this briefing. 

Presentation Slides 

Key information and dates for candidates

Submission of Nomination Papers

Candidates are encouraged to submit their nomination form and supporting papers for informal checking by the Combined County Authority Returning Officer (CCARO) at the earliest opportunity.

Formal nominations must be delivered to the CCARO at Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG between 10am and 4pm on any working day from 27 March 2024 but no later than 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024.

Candidates’ Election Addresses and the Mayoral Booklet

The Combined County Authority Returning Officer (CCARO) must produce a booklet that includes election campaign addresses from candidates, and it will be delivered to each person entitled to vote.

The CCARO is offering candidates and agents the opportunity to have their election address checked in advance of the formal submission deadline.

To allow time to check your submission and resolve any issues, we are asking that you submit your elections address on any working day between 10am on Wednesday 27 March and 4pm on Wednesday 3 April.

We strongly encourage the uptake of this offer to allow time for any necessary changes to meet legal requirements before the formal submission deadline of 4pm on Friday 5 April.

More information about the technical requirements for the candidates booklet click the below button.

Deposit & Contribution Payment

A deposit of £5,000 must be paid by each candidate along with their formal nomination by 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024

Any candidate who wants to submit an election address for inclusion in the Mayoral election booklet must also pay an additional £5,000 as a contribution towards the printing costs. This must be paid along with their final submission of their election address by no later than 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024.

Click here for the full timetable, including key deadline dates for candidates

There is a full candidates briefing pack, including guidance on how to stand in this election and providing your election address, along with information about postal voting, polling day and the count.

To request these packs please email:

Electoral Commission Guidance for Candidates and Agents 

The Electoral Commission is an independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. Candidates and their agents must follow certain rules set out in legislation.

The Commission publishes helpful and detailed guidance for candidates and agents, and you are urged to read it. You can view the   Guidance for Candidates and Agents at Combined Authority Mayoral elections here.