London Election media accreditation opens online

Apply now for accreditation

On Thursday 2 May 2024 – the Capital goes to the polls to elect the Mayor of London and 25 London Assembly Members. [1]   

From 8am on Monday 26 February 2024, online media accreditation opens on the London Elects website.

From Saturday 4 May 2024 – the count begins. [2]

All counts and Constituency declarations for London Assembly Members will take place at nine venues:

  • Alexandra Palace - (Barnet and Camden), (Enfield and Haringey)
  • ExCel - (Bexley and Bromley), (City and East), (Croydon and Sutton), (Greenwich and Lewisham), (Havering and Redbridge)
  • Harrow Leisure Centre - (Brent and Harrow)
  • Marquee, Walpole Park - (Ealing and Hillingdon)
  • Oval Cricket Ground - (Lambeth and Southwark)
  • Westway Sports and Fitness Centre - (Merton and Wandsworth)
  • Copper Box Arena - (North East)
  • St Mary’s University, Twickenham - (South West)
  • Olympia - (West Central)

City Hall will be the central, coordinating venue.

Whether you are a print/online journalist, a TV/radio broadcaster, an engineer, a producer, a blogger, an interview guest, a rigger, or a runner - if you intend to cover the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections, you will need to be accredited. 

Anyone who shows up at a count centre, or City Hall, without the correct documentation will not be admitted.

  • Constituency declarations will be made at count centres
  • Media centre and declarations of Mayoral & London-wide Assembly Member results at City Hall
  • Vote progress on the London Elects website
  • Central accreditation for all counts via London Elects Media office.  
  • Apply for accreditation here
  • Online accreditation closes Friday 19 April 

One application per person is required.

Completion of the online form does not guarantee admission. 

Failure to complete pre-accreditation will result in admission being denied.

If your accreditation is approved you will receive information on the venue and timings, approximately one week before the election date.

Please note: there will be a separate accreditation process for candidates and agents.

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

Pre-election period: Tuesday 19 March 2024

Nominations: Tuesday 19 March – Wednesday 27 March 2024

Candidates announced: Thursday 28 March 2024 - evening [3]

Voting: Thursday 2 May 2024 (polling stations open from 7am to 10pm)

Count commences: Saturday 4 May 2024 from 9am

The last day to register to vote in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections is Tuesday 16 April 2024.

First Media briefing at City Hall - Monday 4 March, 11am-1.00pm. Overview

Second Media briefing at City Hall – Wednesday 3 April, 12.30pm-1.30pm. GLRO & Electoral Commission.  ***PLEASE NOTE THE TIME & DATE CHANGE***

Third Media briefing at City Hall – Tuesday 23 April, 12.30am-2.30pm. Technical

For more information and if you wish to attend the Media briefings, please contact the London Elects media office.

London Elects Head of Media:

Alison Bell - 07887 832 918 – City Hall

[email protected]

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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.

  2. In the event a General Election is also held on 2 May, counting for the London Elections will be delayed by 24 hours and will commence on Sunday 5 May.
  3. Statutorily, the statement of persons nominated must be made no later than 4pm on Tuesday 2 April 2024, but the aim is to make the announcement before the Easter break
  4. Link to the forms of acceptable photo-ID
  5. How to complete the ballot papers
  6. Ballot Paper mock ups
  7. To find out more, visit
  8. Link to 2021 results