Elections and voting

Elections Act 2022

The Elections Act 2022 has now passed into law and contains important measures affecting voting and elections in the UK.

The changes will be introduced during 2023 and 2024 and apply to UK Parliamentary elections and local elections in Hackney.

The following is a summary of the changes. This page will be updated with further information throughout 2023.

Registering to vote

Registering to vote is quick and easy – it takes just a few minutes online.

Postal voting

Postal voting – to qualify for a  postal vote you must be registered to vote. If you intend to request a postal vote, we recommend you register to vote well in advance of the deadline.

Vote by proxy

Proxy voting – you can appoint someone else to cast your vote on your behalf if you have a valid reason: for example, if you are ill, are unable to get to a polling station or are abroad during the election.

Constituencies and wards

Constituencies and wards – there are 2 constituencies in Hackney: Hackney North and Stoke Newington, and Hackney South and Shoreditch. Hackney has 21 wards in total.

Previous election results

Previous election results – this section contains links to previous election results in Hackney.

Notice of Verification Number

See Notice of Verification Number (google doc)

Notice of review of polling districts and polling places

See Notice of review of polling districts and polling places (google doc)

How to become a councillor

How to become a councillor – whatever needs changing in your neighbourhood, you could be the person to change it by becoming a local councillor. No other role gives you a chance to make such a huge difference to quality of life for people in your local area.

Page updated on: 13 May 2024

Electoral Registration and Elections Office


Hackney Town Hall
Mare Street
E8 1EA


Opening times

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9am to 5pm (telephone)
  • Wednesday – 9am to 4pm (telephone)