THE MAYOR OF LONDON
What does the Mayor of London do?
On Thursday 3rd May you can vote or the person you want to be Mayor oLondon or the next our years.The Mayor o London makes decisions which aect everyday lives o Londoners.The Mayor has particular responsibilities or: policing, transport, housing, fre &emergency planning, arts & culture, economic development & regeneration,planning & development, noise & air quality, tackling health inequalities, climatechange & energy, and waste & biodiversity.
How do I vote?
Vote for the Mayor using your PINK ballot paper.
You can make two choices or Mayor.
Vote or your frst choice candidate by marking a cross(
) in the frst choice column.
Vote or your second choice candidate by marking across
) in the second choice column.
You can choose not to mark a second choice.
mark a second choice, your vote will not be counted.
I you give the same candidate your frst and second choice, only your frstchoice will be counted.
Marking a second choice cannot reduce the chances o your frst choicebeing successul.
Only one o your choices is counted towards the fnal result so you still onlyget one vote.
How is the Mayor elected?
I a candidate gets more than hal o all the frst choice votes, they will bedeclared the winner and elected Mayor o London.I no candidate gets more than hal o the frst choice votes, the two candidateswith the most frst choices go into a second round and all other candidates areeliminated. The eliminated candidates’ ballot papers are reviewed and anysecond choice votes or the top two candidates are added to their scores.The candidate with the highest number o combined frst and second choicevotes is the winner.Find out more about the Mayor o London at
MAYOR OF LONDON CANDIDATES
Below is a sample o the ballot paper which you will be given either at a pollingstation or by post i you have requested it. This shows the order the candidates willappear in. You can make two choices or the Mayor o London.
Sample ballot paper only