Posted: 27.01.16

London Elections - 100 Days to go

Press Release courtesy of London Elects The countdown to Election Day begins 100 days to a new London government One hundred days from today - on Thursday the 5th of May 2016 - Londoners go to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London and 25 London Assembly

100 days to go

Press Release courtesy of London Elects

The countdown to Election Day begins
100 days to a new London government

One hundred days from today - on Thursday the 5th of May 2016 - Londoners go to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London and 25 London Assembly Members.[1]

– London’s population: 8.65 million
– Registered voters: 5.5 million[2]
– 805,000 postal voters
– 3,800 polling stations with 12,000+ staff
– Possible 7m ballot papers to count[3]
– 3 ballot papers – one for each contest[4]

The Greater London Returning Officer (GLRO), Jeff Jacobs said:
“It is always an exciting prospect when London goes to the polls. Decisions made in the capital city have an impact across the whole country and this election will be no exception. We look forward to a fair and efficient democratic process and a new government for London.”

• Count Day is Friday 6th May.
• Constituency declarations to be made at count centres: Olympia, Alexandra Palace, Excel – London Elects Media Officers on site
• Media centre & declaration of Mayoral & London wide Assembly Member results at City Hall
• Vote progress on website
• London Elects running central accreditation for all counts – online accreditation open now www.londonelects.org.uk/media

Important dates: These dates apply to both the Mayor and the London Assembly.

Pre-election period: 21 March 2016
Nominations: 21 – 31 March 2016
Candidates announced: 1 April 2016 (tentative)[5]
Voting: Thursday 5 May 2016 (polling stations open from 7am to 10pm)
Count commences: Friday 6 May (8am)

The last day to register to vote in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections is 18 April 2016.

First Media briefing at City Hall - week commencing March the 7th (Details to be sent separately)
Second Media briefing at City Hall – end of April (Details to be sent separately)
An opportunity to film the e-counting machines will take place in Hounslow, 10am -12pm on March 15th

For more information please contact the London Elects media office

London Elects Head of Media Relations:

Alison Bell - 07887 832 918 or 020 7983 4228 – City Hall
media@londonelects.org.uk

www.londonelects.org.uk
Follow us on Twitter @londonelects

Notes to editors

1. This unique form of local government represents the interests of London and Londoners.
London has one Mayor and 25 Assembly Members. The Mayor of London is responsible for running the city, from policing and housing to environment and transport.
The Assembly keeps a check on the Mayor’s work and investigates issues that matter to Londoners.
2. As of December 1st 2015
3. Based on a 40% turnout
4. Mayoral (first and second choice), Constituency Assembly Member and London-wide Assembly Member
5. Statutory deadline April 4th.
6. To find out more, visit: londonelects.org.uk