Council signs off £900,000 booklets cost for East Midlands Mayoral elections
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The counties will go to the polls to elect a leader of the new combined authority on May 2 next year.
Information to explain the new elections, what powers the mayor will have and who is standing will be posted to every household where someone is entitled to vote.
Nottingham City Council will act as the lead authority for the elections, and its commissioning and procurement committee signed off on the cost at a meeting on November 14.
It will be able to recoup the money from the new East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA) once it is formed.
Mel Barrett, council chief executive, will act as the returning officer for the elections.
Committee members were told that there would be a tight turnaround between the candidates being confirmed and the booklets needing to be sent out.
As they will be delivered to each eligible voter, many households will receive more than one.
The booklets will also include an address from each candidate.
The costs are made up of £173,000 for printing and £708,000 for postage.
The East Midlands devolution deal is expected to bring an extra £38m to the region each year.