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The voting process for the young mayor

Find out how to vote for the Lewisham's next young mayor.

Who can vote?

Anyone aged between 11–17 years who lives, works or studies in Lewisham can vote in the young mayor election. Everyone in a secondary school or sixth form college is allowed to vote in a polling station at their school or college on polling day and is given a ballot paper and asked to cast their vote for first and second choices for young mayor.

If you live in Lewisham but go to school outside the borough you can apply for a postal vote.

Once the manifestos are published, you will be able to read them online or find copies in your school or college, so you can find out what each candidate is standing for.

The runners-up

The candidate who comes in second place becomes the deputy young mayor. Third and fourth place have the opportunity to represent Lewisham as members of the UK Youth Parliament and the London Youth Assembly.

All candidates and supporters can join the Young Advisors group which works with the elected Young Mayor and Deputy.  They meet every Monday at 5-7pm. 

Read about the Young Advisors

Count and results

The count takes place in the days following the vote and the results are announced at a special event held in the Civic Suite in Catford.