Vote for the Mayor and London Assembly on Thursday 6 May 2021

Getting ready for COVID-safe elections

Information for voters

This page was updated on: 16 March 2021
Mayoral and London Assembly elections will go ahead as planned on 6 May according to the most recent government advice. Read more on the UK Parliament website.

We are working hard on making polling stations safe and ensuring Londoners will be able to vote safely.

Together with the Electoral Commission and Local Returning Officers we’re working to ensure polling stations will be COVID-19-secure places to vote.
Read more about voting in person.

The Polling Station in the video represents the COVID-19 measures which will be in place at the majority of venues on 6 May.


Remember, you need to be registered to vote by midnight on 19 April 2021. 

Find out how to register to vote.
Government advice may change as polling day gets closer so this page will be updated regularly to keep you informed
If you do not want to go to a polling station or you are self-isolating, you may choose to vote by post or by proxy
Remember to apply early:

  • The deadline to apply for a new postal vote application, or make a change to an existing postal or proxy vote, is 5pm, Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • The deadline for receiving new proxy vote applications is 5pm, Tuesday 27 April 2021 

The Electoral Commission has more information about elections in your area. 

Guidance for candidates and agents

The Electoral Commission is working on revised guidance on campaigning and the nominations procedure during the current coronavirus pandemic.

See the latest