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Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Local Council Elections – Key Dates

By on April 1, 2018 in Elections 2018

Thankfully Tower Hamlets residents only have just over a month to further endure the nonsense that passes for the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Local Council Elections on Thursday 3 May 2018.

Cat having a wash at Polling Station

Cat having a wash at Polling Station in 2015

Then politicians old and new can get back to squabbling amongst themselves while the rest of us wonder why we ever bothered voting at all.

Cynical? Nous? Mais non!

Dates importantes d’élection*

The table below shows the key dates for the election (click here to see the original) and it is worth checking if you are unsure when election stuff happens.

* No reason for the French bits, we just get tired writing about elections in English. 

Event Time Date
Publication of Notice of Election Tuesday 27 March 2018
Receipt of Nominations 4:00 pm Friday 6 April 2018
Withdrawal of Candidate 4:00 pm Friday 6 April 2018
Appointment of Election Agents 4:00 pm Friday 6 April 2018
Publication of Notice of Election Agents 4:00 pm Friday 6 April 2018
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated 4:00 pm Monday 9 April 2018
Last Date for Registration Tuesday 17 April 2018
Receipt of new Postal Vote Applications 5:00 pm Wednesday 18 April 2018
Publication of Notice of Poll Wednesday 25 April 2018
Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications 5:00 pm Wednesday 25 April 2018
Appointment of Poll and Count Agents Thursday 26 April 2018
First Day to Issue Replacement Lost Postal Ballot Papers Friday 27 April 2018
Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications 5:00 pm Thursday 3 May 2018
Last Day to Issue Replacement Spoilt or Lost Postal Ballot Papers 5:00 pm Thursday 3 May 2018
POLLING DAY 7:00 am to 10:00 pm Thursday 3 May 2018
Verification and Mayoral Count – Excel Centre 10:00 pm Thursday 3 May 2018
Local Ward Counts – Excel Centre 2:00 pm Friday 4 May 2018
Return of Election Expenses Thursday 7 June 2018

There are two polls taking place on 3rd May, one to elect the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and one to elect 45 local councillors to represent the 20 borough wards.

Êtes-vous inscrit pour voter?

One of the key dates is Tuesday 17th April when you must have submitted your application to register to vote.

If you have not registered by then you will not be able to vote.

You can register to vote right now by visiting the Gov.uk Register to Vote site and completing the online form.

Reporting electoral fraud

This year there will be a massive policing operation in place to ensure that the Mayoral and Local elections are free and fair. Over 600 police officers will be on duty across the borough on polling day to stop intimidation or other types of foul play.

If you are aware of any electoral crimes taking place you can report electoral fraud online here online or you can contact the police directly by email SETelections@met.police.uk.

You can also call 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 who will pass the information on to Tower Hamlets Police.

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LW Comment

OK, the real reason for the French bits is to remind our friends and neighbours from the EU who live in Tower Hamlets that they have the right to vote in these elections so please make sure you are registered!


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  1. Mark I don’t recall any squabbling between Wapping councillors in the last 4 years. Strong differences of political opinion? YES! but actually where it was for a good outcome for Wapping residents, we occasionally worked together cross party.

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