Mayor of London and Greater London Assembly elections (GLA) - 2 May 2024

Voting in the Mayor of London and GLA elections

A photo ID is now required to vote in polling stations. Anyone who does not show a valid form of photo ID will not be able to vote.

Ballot papers

Registered voters will receive three ballot papers:

  • pink ballot paper for the Mayor of London election
  • yellow ballot paper for the Croydon and Sutton member of the Greater London Assembly elections
  • orange ballot paper for London-wide members of the Greater London Assembly

Find out more about the Mayor of London and Greater London Assembly

Who can vote?

To vote in these elections you must be:

  • aged 18 or over on polling day
  • a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen
  • registered to vote.

To find out more about who is eligible to register to vote visit Who can register to vote.

How to register to vote

If you are not yet registered, the quickest way is to register to vote online before the deadline at midnight on Tuesday 16 April. You can request a paper application form if that is easier from or telephone 0300 373 0595.

You do not need to re-register if you are already registered to vote.

How you can vote

You can choose to vote:

  • at your local polling station
  • by post
  • appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf (if you have a reason why you cannot attend their polling station)

Voting in polling stations

Croydon has 149 polling districts, and polling stations. You will be allocated to a specific polling station and can only vote at that station (unless you have organised to vote by post). 

Nominated Proxies must vote at the allocated polling station for the voter they are acting as proxy for.

Poll cards (in a form of a letter) will be sent to all registered voters at the beginning of April with information about the location of their polling station.  

A polling station finder will published on our website which you can use to find your polling station by entering your home postcode.

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 2 May. 

Voting in polling stations

Voting by post

The deadline to register for a postal vote, or to change or cancel an existing postal vote 5pm on Wednesday 17 April.

Apply for a postal vote 

Postal votes will be dispatched by 1st class post around Wednesday 17 April.

All postal votes will include a pre-paid 1st class envelope for the postal vote to be returned in. All postal votes need to be received before 10pm on Thursday 2 May.

Hand delivering postal votes

Voters can hand in their postal vote and the postal vote of others to:

The Town Hall,
Katharine Street,

during normal office hours, or at any polling station in the borough before 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2024.

There is a limit to the number of postal votes someone can hand deliver. You can hand in your own postal vote and postal votes for up to 5 other voters.

A political campaigner can only hand in their postal vote plus the votes of up to 5 family members or people for whom they provide regular care.

When voters hand-deliver postal votes they must complete a form to be attached to the postal vote. Staff at the Town Hall or at the polling station will provide you with this form. Please allow extra time to do this when hand delivering postal votes.

Voting by proxy

You can now apply to vote by proxy online. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

Vote by proxy