The Combined Authority Returning Officer

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have the powers to appoint a Combined Authority Returning Officer, or CARO, to have overall responsibility for the delivery of the Mayoral Election across Greater Manchester.

The CARO is responsible for the nominations process for GM Mayoral candidates standing for election on 4 May and on the 5 May 2017 will oversee the collating and counting of the votes from across the 10 Greater Manchester districts.