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London mayor election 2021: when it does, latest polls and candidates vying against Sadiq Khan

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Will Sadiq Khan win a second term?

As of April 29, Khan is currently leading the polls, with 63 percent compared to Bailey’s 37 percent in the second ballot, according to recent survey data from Politico.

How do I vote for the next mayor of London?

You can vote in person at your local polling station on May 6, or if you cannot attend the same day, by post or by proxy (by designating someone to vote on your behalf).

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The deadline to register to vote in person closed on April 19, while the deadline to register for a postal vote closed on April 20.

If you want to vote in person, you cannot come to any polling station – you have to go to the one to which you are assigned.

Your voting card, which you will receive in the mail, is the easiest way to find out where you are registered to vote. It will include the name and address of your designated polling station.

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If you haven’t received your voter card but know you’ve registered, call your town hall to verify. You can find the contact details using the postal code finder on the About My Vote website.

If you want to vote by proxy, the deadline is April 27, although emergency proxy votes are available until 5 p.m. on election day if voters must self-isolate due to Covid-19.

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When will the results be announced?

The recount will begin at 7 a.m. on Friday, May 7. The process is expected to take longer due to coronavirus precautions, and a final result is not expected until the afternoon of Saturday 8 at the earliest.

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