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Local and Mayoral Elections 2022

Elections for the Mayor of Lewisham and 54 ward councillors will be held on Thursday 5 May 2022.

When are these elections?

The election of 54 ward councillors and the mayor of Lewisham will take place on Thursday 5 May 2022. The Notice of Election, published on 21 March 2022, marks the official start of the election period. All the official election notices can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Who is eligible to vote in these elections?

All people on the electoral register are eligible to vote in these elections, except for British citizens living overseas. If you are not yet registered to vote, you can do so online.  

Poll cards will be sent from 21 March to all voters.

Who are the candidates?

Please find the list of candidates for these elections in the notices at the bottom of this page - entitled Statement of Persons Nominated. 

Wards and Councillors

The table below lists all 19 Lewisham wards. The number of councillors to be elected is proportionate to the number of voters in each ward. 

 Ward  Councillors
 Bellingham  2
 Blackheath  3
 Brockley  3
 Catford South  3
 Crofton Park  3
 Deptford  3
 Downham  3
 Evelyn  3
 Forest Hill  3
 Grove Park  3
 Hither Green  3
 Ladywell  3
 Lee Green  3
 Lewisham Central  2
 New Cross Gate  2
 Perry Vale  3
 Rushey Green  3
 Sydenham  3
 Telegraph Hill  3

Registration deadline

The last date to register to vote in this election is midnight on 14 April 2022.

Postal vote deadline

The last date to submit a postal vote application is 5pm on 19 April 2022. 

Proxy vote deadline

The last date to submit a proxy vote application is 5pm on 26 April 2022. 

Mayoral candidate address booklet

In mayoral elections the Returning Officer is required to compile a candidate address booklet. All candidates will be asked if they wish to provide a statement. The booklet will be sent to all voters in the post. We shall also publish it on this page on or around 14 April 2022.

Timetable for the elections 

 Day Item
 Monday 21 March 2022 Notice of Election - start of the election process
 Wednesday 6 April 2022 at 4pm Statement of Persons Nominated - official list of candidates announced
 Wednesday 13 April 2022 Mayoral candidate address booklet published on the website
 Thursday 14 April 2022 at midnight Registration Deadline - if you are not registered, you can register online.
 Tuesday 19 April 2022 at 5pm Postal Vote Application deadline 
 Thursday 21 April Mayoral candidate address booklet sent to all voters by post 
 Tuesday 26 April 2022 at 5pm Proxy Vote Application deadline 
 Thursday 28 April 2022 First day to replace lost or spoilt postal votes
 Thursday 5 May POLLING DAY - polling stations open 7am to 10pm
 Friday 6 May 2022 Results for all contests to be declared from 1pm onwards

Voting and COVID-19

In polling stations we will apply the latest government guidelines at the time of the election which may include the wearing of masks, use of voting screens, and limits on number of voters inside the station at any one time. Your poll card will provide more information. In addition, we are encouraging voters to register to vote by post.