Hoxton East and Shoreditch ward by-election

On Thursday 2 May 2024, there will be a council by-election for one vacancy in Hoxton East and Shoreditch ward.

If you are entitled to vote in this election, you will receive a poll card with more information.

 

Notice of Casual Vacancy

See Notice of Casual Vacancy (PDF 54kb)

Notice of Election

See Notice of Election (google doc)

Notice of Election Agents

See Notice of Election Agents (google doc)

Statement of persons nominated

See Statement of persons nominated (google doc)

Register to vote

Register to vote

Remember, registering with the council for services and paying Council Tax will not automatically enrol you on the electoral register.

If you are unsure whether you’re registered, you can check by calling 0208 356 3232 or emailing electoralservices@hackney.gov.uk.

Who can vote

  • all electors must be 18 years of age on or before Thursday 2 May 2024
  • you need to be on the Hackney Register of Electors to vote – if you’re not registered, you can’t vote
  • registered British, Commonwealth, Irish, and European Union citizens can vote – British overseas electors cannot vote

Voting in a polling station

Polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm.

If you arrive at the polling station before 10pm and are still waiting to vote at 10pm, you can still cast your vote.

You are not allowed to take any photographs in polling stations.

Postal voting

Register for a postal vote

We will start sending your postal vote packs to you from Friday 19 April 2024.

If you are a postal voter, we must receive your completed postal vote pack by 10pm on polling day (Thursday 2 May 2024).

Ensure you post your postal vote in enough time so Royal Mail can deliver it.

If you have applied to vote by post, you cannot vote in person at the polling station.

A change in the law takes effect from this election for postal votes handed in, in person, to Hackney Town Hall or any polling station. If you return your postal vote in person to Hackney Town Hall or at a polling station you are now required to fill out a new government issued form at that location before the postal vote can be accepted. If you do not fully complete the form, your postal votes cannot be accepted and counted. The change in the law all limits the number of postal votes you can hand in to your own plus five others. We would advise you, where possible, to return your postal vote via Royal Mail in advance of polling day.

The count and results

The counts take place after the close of polls on Friday 3 May 2024 and Saturday 4 May 2024.

We will post the results on our website, and tweet the results on X formally known as Twitter (follow us @hackneycouncil) as soon as they are confirmed on Saturday 4 May 2024.

A copy of the results will also be available to view at Hackney Town Hall.

Voter fraud

Voter fraud can take many different forms. No-one, not even a partner or family member, is allowed to:

  • pressure you into voting a certain way
  • offer you something in exchange for your vote
  • pretend to be you at the polling station
  • complete your postal vote for you

Your vote is yours alone. Whether you vote at a polling station, by post, or via a proxy, it’s your decision. It’s illegal for anyone to influence you to vote against your will. Committing electoral fraud is a serious crime, and those who do it can face prison sentences.

If someone tries to take your vote, or the vote of anyone you know, call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit CrimeStoppers.

Page updated on: 8 April 2024

Electoral Registration and Elections Office

Address

Hackney Town Hall
Mare Street
E8 1EA

Telephone

Opening times

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