There are four types of mayor in England. The type of mayor or mayors you have depends on where you live.
In London, the Mayor sets the vision for the city. Find out more about the Mayor of London.
In some areas, there is a combined authority, where a group of local councils work together on issues that affect the whole area, such as transport and housing. Combined authorities are led by an elected mayor.
There are also local authority mayors, who are elected to lead the local council in one area.
Finally, there are mayors who take on a ceremonial role. These mayors are not elected, and do not have a political role. They often represent the council at special occasions and charity events.
Voting in these elections
Mayoral elections take place at different times, depending on where you live.
Mayoral elections use first-past-the-post. The ballot paper will list the candidates for mayor.
You will only be able to vote for one candidate, by putting a cross [X] in the box next to your choice.
Find your candidates
Looking for the candidates standing in your area? Enter your postcode to view a list. Your candidates will be available a few weeks before polling day.