Voters will be asked

How would you like the London Borough of Croydon to be run?

  • By a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors. This is how the council is run now. 
  • By a mayor who is elected by voters. This would be a change from how the council is run now.

Find out more information about the two different models.

Who can vote in the referendum?

All registered electors eligible to vote in local government elections can vote in the referendum. Find out more information about who is eligible to register to vote.

How do I register to vote

If you are not yet registered to vote, the easiest way to register is online - register here before the deadline at midnight on Tuesday 21 September. You can request a paper application form if that is easier from electoral.services@croydon.gov.uk or telephone 020 8726 6300. If you are already registered to vote you do not need to re-register.

How can I cast my vote

Like an election, voters can opt to

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

The deadline to arrange a postal vote, or to change or cancel an existing postal or proxy voting arrangement is 5pm on Wednesday 22 September.

The deadline to appoint a new proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 29 September. If you find out after 5pm on 29 September that you are unable to go to the polling station due to an occupational or medical emergency (including if you or your proxy are self-isolating as a result of government or medical advice), you can apply to vote by emergency proxy.  The deadline to apply for an emergency proxy is by 5pm on polling day.

Where is my polling station

A polling station finder will be available  from Wednesday 15 September.

Information for campaigners

Information for individuals and groups that wish to campaign for one of the choices in this referendum can be found on the information for campaigners page. This include information regarding limits on the amount campaigners can spend at attendance at parts of the referendum process


Results will be available on this page on Friday 8 October following the counting of votes which will commence at 10pm on Thursday 7 October.

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