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How to vote on polling day

How to vote on polling day

On polling day (Thursday 7 May 2020) you can go to your polling station between 7am and 10pm, and vote for the Mayor of London and the Members of the London Assembly. 

Find my polling station.

You will be given three ballot papers.

Voting for the Mayor - pink ballot paper

example pink ballot paper

Remember to mark your first choice. You don’t have to cast a second-choice vote, but you must cast a first choice vote, or your vote won’t be counted. Each vote must be for a different candidate.

  • vote for your first choice by putting a cross [X] in column A. Each candidate is either part of a political party or standing as an independent candidate
  • vote for your second choice by putting a cross [X] in column B

Remember, marking a second choice does not reduce the chances of your first-choice candidate being successful.

Read more about how votes are counted.

Voting for your Constituency London Assembly Member - yellow ballot paper

example yellow ballot paper

You can choose who you want to represent your local area on the London Assembly:

  • vote for only one candidate by putting a cross [X] in the box next to your choice

Your London Assembly constituency is not the same as your parliamentary constituency. There are 14 constituencies in London, each made up of two or more boroughs each. See a map of the London Assembly constituencies

Read more about how votes are counted.

Read about what the Mayor and London Assembly do.

Voting for your London-wide Assembly Member - orange ballot paper

example orange ballot paper

You can choose who you wanted to represent the whole of London on the London Assembly:

  • vote once by putting a cross [X] in the box next to your choice

Read about how votes are counted.