Greater London Authority Elections

Elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly

The Greater London Authority (GLA) Elections are taking place on Thursday 2 May 2024. You will be voting for the Mayor of London and London Assembly members.

London has one Mayor and 25 Assembly Members.

Remember to bring acceptable photo ID when you go to vote on 2 May 2024.

 

Election Notices

 

Important dates

Tuesday 19 March Publication of Notice of Election
Wednesday 20 March to Wednesday 27 March (10am to 4pm) Receipt of nominations
Wednesday 27 March (4pm) Close of nominations
Tuesday 2 April (4pm) Publication of statement of persons (and parties) nominated
Tuesday 16 April Deadline to register to vote (midnight)
Wednesday 17 April (5pm) Deadline for the receipt of postal vote applications
Wednesday 24 April (5pm)

Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate

 

Deadline for the receipt of proxy vote applications

Friday 26 April

First day to issue replacement postal votes

Thursday 2 May (7am to10pm)

Polling day 

 

Find your polling station

You will receive a poll card in the post with the details of your polling station on it.
You can also search using your post code

Polling Stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2024

 

Eligibility

To vote in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections, you must: 

  • be registered to vote  
  • be 18 or over on the day of the election 
  • be a British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or EU citizen 
  • be a resident at an address in Greater London 
  • not be legally excluded from voting

 

How to vote 

You can:

 

If you are voting in person, you must bring photo ID to vote. Accepted forms of photo ID

If you do not have a form of acceptable voter ID, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) before 5pm on 24 April 2024.

Apply for Voter Authority Certificate

 

How to complete your ballot papers

Voting for the Mayor

Use the pink ballot paper to vote for Mayor of London. You have one choice. Mark a cross next the candidate of your choice. 

Voting for the London Assembly 

You have one vote for the London Assembly. 

London Assembly (Havering and Redbridge Constituency) Member 

Use the yellow ballot paper to vote for your constituency London Assembly Member. 

Mark a cross next the candidate of your choice.    

Assembly Member (London-wide)

Use your orange ballot paper to vote for an Assembly Member to represent the whole of London. Mark a cross next the party or independent candidate of your choice. 

 

Information for candidates and election agents

 If you have already declared your intention to stand as a London Mayoral candidate or Assembly Member or are considering doing so, refer to The Electoral Commission Guidance for Candidates and Agents at Greater London Authority Elections

The London Elects team organises the Mayor or London and London Assembly elections, working closely with London's boroughs and the City of London. You can view their dedicated information for candidates.

 

Nominations

Standing as a candidate for the Mayor and London-wide Assembly

Information on standing as a candidate for the Mayor and London-wide Assembly

Standing for election for the Havering and Redbridge Constituency Assembly Member

Candidates are required to submit the following to the Constituency Returning Officer (CRO):

  • a completed nomination and nomination consent form which must be obtained from the CRO responsible for the constituency where the candidate wants to stand
  • a deposit of £1,000 which is returned if the candidate gets more than five per cent of votes cast in that constituency
  • a certificate of authorisation from the registered political party’s nominating officer (if standing as the candidate for a political party)
  • a signed request to using a registered political party’s emblem on the ballot paper (if doing so)

Download a Constituency Assembly Member nomination form.

Alternatively, contact Havering Election Services on 01708 432 444 or email elections@havering.gov.uk for a paper copy.

Nomination papers must be delivered to the CRO, Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BD on any working day after the publication of the Notice of Election between 10am and 4pm (excluding bank holidays) but no later than 4pm on Wednesday, 27th March 2024.

To book an appointment for an informal check of your nomination paper, contact Zena Smith on 01708 431 585 or zena.smith@havering.gov.uk