Elections and voting

The next elections to take place in Hackney will be the Council and Mayoral elections, Thursday 3 May 2018.

Registering to vote

Registering to vote is quick and easy - it takes just a few minutes online. 

Postal voting

Postal voting - to qualify for a  postal vote you must be registered to vote. If you intend to request a postal vote, we recommend you register to vote well in advance of the deadline.

Vote by proxy

Proxy voting - you can appoint someone else to cast your vote on your behalf if you have a valid reason: for example, if you are ill, are unable to get to a polling station or are abroad during the election. 

Constituencies and wards

Constituencies and wards - there are 2 constituencies in Hackney: Hackney North and Stoke Newington, and Hackney South and Shoreditch. Hackney has 21 wards in total.

Previous election results

Previous election results - this section contains links to previous election results in Hackney.

How to become a councillor

How to become a councillor - whatever needs changing in your neighbourhood, you could be the person to change it by becoming a local councillor. No other role gives you a chance to make such a huge difference to quality of life for people in your local area.

Standing in the Mayoral election

Standing in the Mayoral election - Hackney has a Directly Elected Mayor, elected by the residents of the borough. The Mayor appoints a Cabinet - made up of elected councillors - to support their work.

The next Mayoral election in Hackney will be on Thursday 3 May 2018.

There will be an information session for candidates and agents at 6pm on 5 February at Hackney Town Hall. For more information please contact the electoral services team.

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