How to vote
You will have three ballot papers in the 2016 elections: one to vote for the Mayor of London and two for the London Assembly.
Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.
Mayor of London - Pink coloured ballot paper
- This is for the person you would like to be your Mayor of London
- You can cast a first and second choice from the list of candidates who will either be part of a political party or standing as an independent candidate
- Vote for your first choice candidate by marking a cross (X) in the first choice column
- Vote for your second choice candidate by marking a cross (X) in the second choice column
- If you only mark a first choice, your vote will still be counted – you can choose not to mark a second candidate
- If you only mark a second choice and not a first choice, your vote will not be counted
- If you give the same candidate your first and second choice, only your first choice will be counted
- Marking a second choice cannot reduce the chances of your first choice being successful
- Only one of your choices is counted towards the final result so you still only get one vote
Constituency London Assembly Member - Yellow coloured ballot paper
- This is for the person who you would like to represent you in the London Assembly from your local constituency
- You can cast one vote for a candidate who will either be part of a political party or standing as an independent candidate
- Mark one cross (X) next to the candidate you wish to vote for
- The candidates and political parties will vary between each constituency, but you can only cast your vote for your particular constituency
London-wide Assembly Member - Orange coloured ballot paper
- This is for the party or independent candidate that you would like to have a London-wide Member seat on the Assembly
- You can cast one vote for a political party or an individual standing as an independent candidate
For information on how your votes will be counted, please view the ‘Counting the votes’ page.