Upcoming elections

Election of a Borough Councillor for Mottingham, Coldharbour and New Eltham Ward

A by-election will be held in the above ward on Thursday 13th June 2024.

1.    Forms of nomination for this Election may be obtained at Electoral Services Rooms, Town Hall, Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PW from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector prepare a nomination paper for signature.


2.    Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services Rooms, Town Hall, Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PW on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4 pm on Thursday, 16th May 2024.


3.    If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 13th June 2024.


4.    Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 28th May 2024. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote


5.    Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Town Hall, Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PW by 5 pm on Wednesday 29th May 2024. Apply online: www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote


6.    New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Town Hall, Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PW by 5 pm on Wednesday 5th June 2024. Apply online: www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote


7.    Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate or an Anonymous Elector’s Document valid for this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Town Hall, Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PW by 5pm Wednesday 5th June 2024. Apply online: www.gov.uk/applyforphotoidtovote


8.    Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Town Hall, Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PW by 5 pm on Thursday, 13th June 2024.  The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 5th June 2024.  To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Wednesday, 5th June 2024. This is also the deadline if the voter-ID that you have becomes lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged after 5pm on Wednesday, 5th June 2024.


9.    The number of Councillors to be elected at this by-election is ONE.