London Elections 2022: When are they, how to vote and who to vote

In just a few weeks the local ward elections will take place in London as local residents decided who will claim victory.

With it being a turbulent time for the Conservative Party many are wondering if Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent party scandal will affect the party result for the local elections.

Across London, there are a total of 1,817 seats up for grabs that rival parties including Labor hope to grab in Tory-Held spots like Wandsworth and Barnet.

But with so much information to take in you would not be blamed if you’re overwhelmed and not sure you know all the important information.

See how voting works in London. (ON)

And if you are feeling that way then do not worry as we’ve got you covered breaking down everything.

When are the 2022 local elections?

If you meet the deadline and have registered to vote to elect the next local candidate, then you will be able to vote in May.

With polling day taking place on Thursday, May 5 as stations will open from 7 am to 10 pm.

And if you are in the queue at 10 pm you will still be admitted entry to vote.

Who can vote?

If you are over 18 years old and are registered to vote and living in an area of ​​a local election then you will be able to vote.

Residents with more than one address such as students with different term-time accommodations can be registered to vote at more than one location, but this does not take place during parliamentary elections.

How to vote:

You will not need your poll card on the day but it will speed up the process with all your information already on the card.

At the polling stations, you will be handed your ballot paper which will have a list of candidates standing in the election for your area.

How do London boroughs work for local elections:

Each of the 32 London boroughs is dived into wards in which voters can make their choice of the councilors for each seat.

The elected councilor will take the position for four years.

Across the 27 boroughs, the council leader will be determined by the party ground with the most overall council seats.

Whilst the five other boroughs Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Lewisham, New and Croydon will have their local council leader chosen directly by votes in a mayoral system.

How do I see the results?

You can see the results by looking at the London Councils’ website which will show the results across London.

The full results for your ward and borough can be viewed on the local council website.

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