Local elections 2018: A guide for voters

Voters go to the polls on 3 May. Photograph: Martin Deutsch


Local elections for Islington take place in just under a month’s time, and deadlines for voters are looming.

Polling takes place on 3 May, with 48 seats up for grabs across the borough’s 16 wards.

Islington Council has published a list of all the candidates in each ward which you can use to check who is standing in your area.

The deadline for voter registration is only a week away – Tuesday 17 April. Residents can find out whether or not they are registered by contacting the council at electoral.services@islington.gov.uk.

Those who are not yet signed up can do so through the government’s Register to Vote webpage.

Poll cards were delivered to those already signed up to vote from 23-27 March.

Those voting by post must get all their paperwork in to electoral services by 5pm on Wednesday 18 April. Find out more about postal voting on the council’s website here.

If you’re voting by proxy – when someone else goes to a polling station on election day to fill in a ballot on your behalf – electoral services needs to have received a completed application by 5pm on Wednesday 25 April.

For more information on how to vote by proxy, please visit the council’s website here.

If you’d like to know more about the local elections, please visit Islington Council’s voter information webpage