Nominations open for candidates for mayor of Doncaster

Doncaster's  Civic Offices.
Doncaster's Civic Offices.

THE doors opened today for nominations for May’s elections for a Doncaster mayor.

Doncaster Council has officially given notice that the the ballot for the top political post at the authority will be on May 2,, and confirmed candidates can now officially put forward their nominations.

Nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer, at Civic Office, Waterdale.

They can be taken into the office on any day during normal office hours up until 12noon April 5.

Council officials are also urging residents to make sure they are on the electoral register ahead of the election.

To register visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/elections, print off a voter registration form and return it to the council using the address at the top of the form. Residents can also request a voter registration form or apply for a postal vote by calling 0800 180 4604. Once you are registered to vote, residents can make their mark in one of three ways: by voting in person at a polling station, by postal vote or by proxy. Further details are available on the council’s elections web page.

Chief executive and returning officer, Jo Miller, said: “You can only cast your vote on Thursday May 2 if you are on the electoral register.

“The Mayoral election affects you – these are your local services so make your voice heard.”