Hampstead Town by-election: Voter information

The Hampstead Town by-election will take place on Thursday 7th July. If you live in the ward there is still time to register to vote or to apply to vote by post or proxy. 

A map of Hampstead Town ward can be viewed here

Polling cards are now being sent by post to all registered voters. If you are not registered you have until midnight on Tuesday 21st June to register.

To register to vote please visit or call Electoral Services on 020 7974 4444.

Once you have registered to vote you can also apply to vote for a postal vote or to vote by proxy.

Postal vote

If you apply to vote by post, your ballot paper will be sent to you ahead of the election and included with your ballot will be instructions on how to complete your vote and return it back to us in time.

To receive a postal vote, you must first complete an application form.

You can complete an application form by visiting

You can also request a paper application form by emailing or by calling 020 7974 4444.

Postal vote applications need to be completed and returned by 5pm on Wednesday 22nd June.

On your application form we will ask for your date of birth and a hand-written signature. To help prevent fraud, you will be required to give these details again when you use your postal vote.

Postal votes will only be counted if they are returned before 10pm on Thursday 7th July, so it is important that you return them to us as soon as you can.

If you are concerned that your postal vote might not arrive on time, you can hand it in in person at the Crowndale Centre or at your local polling station on Thursday 7th July.

Vote by proxy

You can appoint a proxy, which is a person who you chose to vote on your behalf at your polling station. They can be a friend or a relative.

Your appointed proxy will need to cast your vote at your designated polling station and your proxy must be registered to vote and eligible to vote at the election.

You can complete an application form by visiting

You can also request a paper application form by emailing or by calling 020 7974 4444.

Proxy vote applications will need to be completed and returned by 5pm on Wednesday 29th June.


Voting FAQs

Emergency proxy votes

There may be certain circumstances where you have to attend to an emergency on polling day and cannot vote in person. Under these circumstances an emergency proxy vote may be available to you.

Please contact or call 020 7974 4444 before 5pm on polling day (July 7th). 

Lost or spoiled postal votes

If you have lost or damaged your postal vote, a replacement can be issued until 5pm on Thursday 7th July.

Please get in touch with our elections office at or by calling 020 7974 4444.

Polling station open times

Polls open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 7th July. As long as you are in the polling station queue by 10pm you will still be allowed to vote.

You can find directions to your polling station on the back of your polling card or you can find directions online at

Lost polling card

You do not need your polling card to have your say on Thursday 7th July. As long as you registered to vote before Tuesday 21st June, your name will be on the electoral register. Simply arrive at your local polling station and let the staff know your name and address.  

Accessibility in our polling stations

All of our polling stations have disabled access. However, if you require extra help, there are staff at all of our polling stations who will be ready to assist you. This could be help accessing the polling station or the use of specially designed tools to help you cast your vote. Alternatively, you can choose a companion to come along to the polling station with you to help you cast your vote. The presiding officer at the station will be able to help you with this on polling day.


Measures will be in place at all of our polling stations to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Polling stations will be ventilated, surfaces will be cleaned regularly, and pencils will be sanitised after each use. You may also bring your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot paper if you wish. Hand sanitiser and face masks will be available to those who would like to use them.

If you test positive for Covid on polling day and do not wish to visit a polling station to vote, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm on polling day. This will allow for a nominated person to vote on your behalf.

Dogs in polling stations

Dogs are allowed into many of our polling stations however, it is at the building owner’s discretion. If there is clear signage in place that states dogs are not allowed then we ask that you respect these wishes. Guide and assistance dogs are exempt from these rules and allowed into all polling stations. 

Photo policy

We ask that you refrain from taking photos while inside polling stations, this is to ensure that you don’t break strict laws around the secrecy of the ballot. However, you’re more than welcome to take photos outside your polling station.