London Mayor and Assembly elections, May 6: Registering to vote
The London Mayor and Greater London Assembly (GLA) elections will take place on May 6th and there is still time to register to vote or to apply to vote by post or proxy.
Polling cards have been sent by post to all registered voters and, if you are not registered, you have until midnight on Monday 19th April to register.
To register please visit camden.gov.uk/register-to-vote 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.
Ahead of the elections on May 6th, the number registered postal voters in the borough has risen by 83%, from 20,000 to 36,700 voters.
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.
In order to receive a postal vote, you must first complete an application form.
We recently sent out a pre-populated postal vote application to all electors who normally go to a polling station.
You can also complete an application form by visiting camden.gov.uk/postal-voting or request a paper application form by emailing email@example.com or by calling 020 7974 4444.
Postal vote applications will need to be completed and returned to us by 5pm on Tuesday 20th April.
On your application form we will ask for your date of birth and a hand-written signature. In order to help prevent fraud, you will be required to give these details again when you use your postal vote.
Postal votes are then sent out approximately 10 days before polling day.
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 camden.gov.uk/voting-by-proxy or request a paper application form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 7974 4444.
Proxy vote applications will need to be completed and returned to us by 5pm on Tuesday 27th April.
We have made some changes to our 84 polling stations so that they are safe places to vote. Like visiting your local shops, you will be asked to:
- Wear a face covering, unless you are exempt
- Use hand sanitiser, available at polling station entrances and exits
- Maintain social distancing
You may also choose to:
- Bring your own pencil or pen to mark your ballot
- Avoid busier times when there may be queues
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some of our polling stations have also changed. Your local polling station will be listed on your polling card and you can also find your polling station by visiting wheredoivote.co.uk.
There are three separate elections taking place on May 6th:
- The Mayor, for which voters have a first and second choice vote
- Greater London Assembly London wide members (11 Members)
- Greater London Assembly Constituency Members (14 members). Barnet and Camden form one constituency and will elect a constituency member.
The full list of candidates can be found at londonelects.org.uk/im-voter/candidates.