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Put it in your diary!

21st April 2016

Two weeks to Election Day

On Thursday the 5th of May 2016 - Londoners go to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London and 25 London Assembly Members.[1]

–     London’s population: 8.65 million

–     Registered voters: 5.6 million[2]

–     805,000 postal voters

–     3,800 polling stations with 12,000+ staff

–     Possible 7m ballot papers to count[3]

–     3 ballot papers – one for each contest[4]

The Greater London Returning Officer (GLRO), Jeff Jacobs said:

“As the 5th of May draws ever closer, it’s up to Londoners to decide who governs their great city for the next four years.  Remember the date and make sure you vote.

We’ve made finding your polling station easy by introducing the interactive Polling Station Finder on our website  There’s also a simple guide on how to vote, along with a list of the candidates.  Make sure you put the 5th of May in your diary – it’s a big day for London.”

•      Count Day is Friday the 6th May.

•      Constituency declarations to be made at count centres: Olympia, Alexandra Palace, ExCel – London Elects Media Officers on site

•      Media centre and declaration of Mayoral and London wide Assembly Member results at City Hall

•      Vote progress on website

Important dates:  These dates apply to both the Mayor and the London Assembly.

Voting:                                     Thursday 5 May 2016 (polling stations open from 7am to 10pm)

Count commences:                  Friday 6 May (8am)

For more information please contact the London Elects media office

London Elects Head of Media Relations:

Alison Bell - 07887 832 918 or 020 7983 4228 – City Hall
[email protected]   
Follow us on Twitter @londonelects

Notes to editors

  1. This unique form of local government represents the interests of London and Londoners.

London has one Mayor and 25 Assembly Members. The Mayor of London is responsible for running the city, from policing and housing to environment and transport.

The Assembly keeps a check on the Mayor’s work and investigates issues that matter to Londoners.

  1. As of 1 March 2016, there were 5,634,331 registered voters in Greater London.
  2. Based on a 40% turnout
  3. Mayoral (first and second choice), Constituency Assembly Member and London-wide Assembly Member
  4. To find out more, visit:




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