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Ways of voting

There are three ways you can vote in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections: in person, by post or by proxy. You are not able to vote online.

You can find more information about the different ways of voting at UK elections by visiting About My Vote.

At your polling station


Before 7 May 2020, voters will be sent a poll card which will include details of where your polling station is. You do not need to take the poll card with you to vote, but it is helpful for staff.

Voters can vote at the polling station stated on their card. Further information on the opening times of your polling station will be available closer to the 2020 elections.

When you arrive at the polling station you will be asked for your name and address. Staff will check you are on the register and then give you three ballot papers. Staff also help voters to understand how to fill them out.


Applying to vote by post or by proxy

If you are unable to vote in person, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy.

By post


If you are a registered postal voter, you will receive your three ballot papers about one week before polling day. In the 2016 elections, voters had to return them so they were delivered to their council by 10pm on election day in the envelopes provided.

If you do not post your ballot papers and postal voting statement in time, you can deliver it by hand on polling day. This can be at any polling station in your borough or to your borough’s electoral registration office.

By proxy


If voters apply to have someone vote on their behalf (proxy), they are encouraged to make sure they know the candidates they wish to vote for.


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