London 2021 elections: Use your three ballots

On May 6th 2021, you can vote for the next Mayor of London and London Assembly members. This requires three ballot papers, learn more about them below.  (If you live in Crystal Palace there will be a 4th ballot paper for the by-election for a place on Bromley Council).  

Mayor of London

The Mayor of London election uses the supplementary vote system.

The ballot paper is pink and you can mark your first choice and second choice.

If no candidate gets more than 50% of the first choice votes, all candidates except the top two are eliminated. If your first choice candidate is eliminated, and your second choice is for one of the top two, your second choice is counted.

Vote for Lib Dem candidate Luisa Porritt as your first choice and use your second choice as a backup.

Constituency London Assembly Member

The Constituency London Assembly Member election uses first-past-the-post voting.

The ballot paper is yellow and you get one vote. Vote for Lib Dem candidate for Bexley & Bromley, Allan Tweddle

London-wide Assembly Member

The London Assembly election uses the additional member system which is a form of proportional representation. The aim of this is to make the overall Assembly representation reflect the proportion of votes.  

The ballot paper is orange. You get one vote for the party of your choice.


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