Are You Ready To Vote On Thursday

Who do you want to run Wandsworth Council ?

Key Conservative-run boroughs including Wandsworth will be the focus of nationwide interest this week as the London local elections are being touted as a barometer of political sentiment across the country.

Here's a last minute guide to casting your vote.

Voting in Person

On the day of an election, polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm. 

If you are registered to vote in person then you will have an allocated polling station based on the polling district in which your name appears on the Electoral Register.

You will have been sent a poll card which will have a map showing where your allocated polling station is before polling day.

Procedure at the polling station...

  1. The staff at the polling station will give you a ballot paper listing the candidates you can vote for.
  2. Take your ballot paper into a polling booth so that no one can see how you vote. Read the ballot paper carefully, it will tell you how to cast your vote. Do not write anything else on the paper or your vote may not be counted.
  3. Mark your ballot paper according to the instructions. A pencil will be provided for you to do this, but you may use your own pen if you prefer.
  4. If you make a mistake on your ballot paper, don't worry – so long as you haven't already put it in the ballot box, just let the polling station staff know and they can issue you with a replacement ballot paper.
  5. Fold your completed ballot paper in half, show the back to the Presiding Officer and then pop it in the ballot box – and that's it done!

Don't forget to return your postal vote

All residents who have requested postal votes for the this week’s local council elections are being reminded to send them back to the town hall as soon as possible.Residents voting by post are being strongly advised not to leave it until the last minute before returning their completed ballot papers.

If postal votes are not received before 10pm on polling day, they won’t be counted.

If you haven’t yet received your postal vote, you should contact the helpline immediately on (020) 8871 6023.

More information about the borough council elections is available at



May 1, 2018