The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Greater London Authority elections

On this page, you will find all of our guidance and resources for Returning Officers administering a Greater London Authority election.

If you want to download emblems for political parties, visit our online database

Guidance on these pages is being updated for polls on 5 May 2016. If you have any questions please contact London Elects.

Part B

Planning and organisation

This part covers:

  • Planning (including the identification and training of staff, the selection and booking of venues and management of contractors and suppliers)
  • How to maintain the integrity of the election
  • Raising awareness
  • Access to proceedings by electoral observers and Commission representatives

Part B: Planning and organisation (PDF)

Part C

Administering the poll

This part covers:

  • The nomination period (including access to the register by candidates, spending limits and the nominations process)
  • The production of notices, poll cards and ballot papers
  • Polling station voting

Part C: Administering the poll (PDF)

Part D

Absent voting

This part covers:

  • The absent voting timetable
  • Proxy voting
  • Preparations for absent voting processes and the production of stationery
  • Procedures for the issue, receipt and opening of postal votes

Part D: Absent voting (PDF)

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