Greater London Authority Elections 2 May 2024

The Mayor of London & London Assembly elections will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024. They represent the interests of Londoners. 

London has one Mayor and 25 Assembly Members. At the election you will be able to cast a vote for a Mayor, an Assembly Member, and a political party. 

What does the Mayor of London do?

The Mayor runs London; from policing and housing to environment and transport. The Assembly holds the Mayor to account on your behalf. It is made up of 14 Constituency Members who represent different areas of London. There are also 11 London-wide members who represent the city as a whole. 

Use your vote!

The elections give you a chance to shape the future of London. Use your vote - make sure you are registered and cast your vote on Thursday 2 May 2024.


You can only vote if you are registered. You can register if you meet both the following criteria:

  • you are 17 or over (but you cannot vote until your 18th birthday),
  • you are a British, Irish, European Union or Commonwealth Citizen.

Register to vote

New Requirement: Voter ID

For the first time, voters will need to show photo ID to vote at a polling station. For further information, please see Voter ID requirement.

Postal Voting

To apply for a postal vote, please visit Apply for a postal vote on For further information see our Voting by post page.

If you do not post your postal ballot in time for them to arrive by polling day, you can take it to any Harrow polling station by 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2024. When you do this, you will now need to fill in a short form. There will be a limit on the number of postal votes a person can hand in at a polling station – they will not be allowed to hand in more than five postal ballot packs for other electors plus their own.

The same rules apply to dropping off Postal Votes at the Council Office. If you wish to drop off your postal vote to the Council Office, please email between 9am and 5pm.

There are different rules surrounding Political Campaigners. If you require further information on this, please contact Electoral Services at

Proxy voting

Electors are only be able to act as a proxy for up to 2 people living in the UK (or a maximum of 4 people, with 2 people living in the UK and 2 people registered as living overseas). Further information on proxy voting can be found by visiting, Proxy voting – London Borough of Harrow.

Timetable of events

Event Date
Notice of election Tuesday 19 March 2024
Publication of persons nominated 5pm Tuesday 2 April 2024
Registration deadline Tuesday 16 April 2024
Postal vote application deadline 5pm Wednesday 17 April 2024
Proxy vote application deadline 5pm Wednesday 24 April 2024
Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate 5pm Wednesday 24 April 2024
First day to issue replacement postal ballot papers Friday 26 April 2024 
Day of poll Thursday 2 May 2024
Deadline for emergency proxy applications/replacement postal vote ballot papers 5pm Thursday 2 May 2024

Brent & Harrow Constituency Candidates and Agents 

Further information can be obtained from the Constituency Returning Officer at