On Thursday 4 May 2017, electors from Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan will be eligible to vote in the first election for the Greater Manchester Mayor.

The person elected as Mayor, along with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, will be responsible for many aspects of political life in Greater Manchester, from transport and housing to Police and Fire services.

To vote on 4 May, you need to make sure you’re registered to vote by 13 April 2017. In order to register you must:

  • live in Greater Manchester
  • be 18 or over on 4 May 2017
  • be a British, European Union or Commonwealth citizen who does not require leave to remain in the UK.

British citizens living overseas are not eligible to vote in this election.

You can either vote in person, by post or by proxy (appointing someone else to vote on your behalf). Polling stations will be open between 7am – 10pm on 4 May 2017.

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