The next Young Mayor elections will be on 1 July 2020. Young people must be nominated by their school, college or a community organisation to be able to stand.
To stand, you must be aged 12 to 17 on 31 August 2020 and live in Croydon.
The deadline for submitting nominations is Sunday 26 April.
About the elections
To vote in the Young Mayor of Croydon elections you must:
- live in or go to school in Croydon; and
- be between the ages of 11 and 18 on polling day
Each Croydon school, college or community organisation can support up to 2 candidates.
You can only serve 1 term as the Young Mayor of Croydon.
Registering to vote
You do not need to register to vote with either your school or the council.
How a candidate wins the election
The election of the Croydon Young Mayor will be run under a supplementary voting system. This means that:
- All the first choice votes are counted and the top 2 candidates go forward to a second stage.
- Any second choice votes cast for the top 2 candidates are then counted and added to their first choice votes.
- The candidate with the highest number of first and second choice votes will be elected Croydon Young Mayor.
- The candidate with the second highest number will become the Deputy Young Mayor.
Count and result
Due to limited space, attending the announcement of the election results is limited to those who have been involved in the elections either as candidates or campaigners. School teachers and family members are also welcome.