Postal and proxy voting
London Mayor and Greater London Assembly elections 7 May
There are elections for the Mayor of London and Greater London Assembly Members on 7 May.
The deadlines to take part are:
- apply for, cancel or change a postal vote or proxy postal vote – 5pm on Wednesday 22 April 2020
- change or cancel an existing proxy vote – 5pm on Wednesday 22 April 2020
- apply for a new proxy vote where you do not already have a postal, postal proxy or proxy vote set up – 5pm on Wednesday 29 April 2020
To qualify for a postal vote you must first be registered to vote. If you intend to request a postal vote, we recommend you register to vote well in advance of the deadline, in case we need to ask you for ID to verify your identity. If you have a One Account, you can check whether you’re registered to vote.
Please note that to request a postal vote, you must complete and sign a postal vote application form and return it by post or hand, or email a scanned copy of the form to email@example.com. Electronic signatures are not acceptable but scanned versions of original signatures are.
When your vote will arrive
Postal votes to overseas destinations are sent out first. However, if you’re overseas we strongly recommend that you nominate a proxy to vote for you rather than apply for a postal vote.
Postal votes are always sent by first class post.
Vote by proxy
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. You will have to give a reason why you cannot vote in person and your application may need to be supported by your doctor or employer.