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Mayor of London and London Assembly Elections 2024

Find out information about the London Mayoral and London Assembly election.

The elections will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024. Poll stations will open from 7am to 10pm.

Voters voting in person at a polling station must show an accepted photo ID before being permitted to vote.

Information on voter photo IDs can be found on the Electoral Commission website, and information on the elections can be found on the London Elects website.

Eligibility to vote

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 (polling day)
  • be a British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or EU citizen
  • be a resident at an address in Greater London
  • not be legally excluded from voting

The Mayor of London is elected using the First Past the Post system. You vote once for a candidate, and the candidate with the most votes becomes mayor.

London Assembly members are elected using the Additional Member system. You vote once for your constituency member and once for a London-wide representative.

The West Central GLA constituency comprises the City of Westminster, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

There are 14 constituency members and 11 London-wide members.

Register to vote and applying for a postal or proxy vote

Applications to register to vote (if not already registered) must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by midnight on Tuesday, 16 April 2024. Applications can be made online on GOV.UK.

Applications to vote by post or to change existing postal or proxy arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024.

You can apply for postal votes on GOV.UK.

New applications to vote by proxy (where someone votes on your behalf) must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm Wednesday 24 April 2024. Applications for a proxy vote can be made through GOV.UK.

The Greater London Authority will post a mayoral booklet in April, and all electors will receive a poll card.

Apply for a photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’)

Use this service to apply for a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’. You can use it to vote in person in some elections and referendums in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). You cannot use it as proof of identification for any other reason.

You only need to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate if:

  • you do not have an accepted photo ID
  • you no longer look like the photo on your ID
  • the name on your photo ID is different to your name on the electoral register

Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate or an Anonymous Elector’s Document valid for this election must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024. You can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate through GOV.UK.

Published: 6 February 2024

Last updated: 6 February 2024