Voting and elections

Local Council Elections 2018 - information

The local council elections are to be held on Thursday 3 May 2018. All 48 seats across all 16 Council wards in the borough are up for election, electing 48 Councillors.

Further details and official notices will be published here in due course.

If you are interested in standing as a candidate at the election, see our standing as a candidate webpage.

If you are interested in working for the Returning Officer, see our working for the returning officer webpage. 

The deadline to register to vote at the elections is Tuesday 17 April 2018. You can check if you are registered by contacting electoral.services@islington.gov.uk. To register to vote go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Each household will receive correspondence in mid-to-late February confirming who is currently registered to vote and where their designated polling station will be on the day.

Vote by post - All completed applications must be received by electoral services by 5pm on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

Vote by proxy – this is where someone else goes to your polling station on the day and votes for you. All completed applications must be received by electoral services by 5pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018.


 Event  Date
Publication of Notice of Election                                                          
 Tuesday 27 March 2018
Delivery of Poll Cards                                                                                   
 23-27 March 2018
Nomination period                                                                               
 27 March – 6 April 2018
1st Interim Election Notice of Alteration                                                                   
Friday 6 April 2018
Deadline for delivery of nominations                                                    
 4pm Friday 6 April 2018
Deadline for withdrawal of candidates                                                  
 4pm Friday 6 April 2018
Deadline for Appointment of Election Agents                                       
 4pm Friday 6 April 2018
Publication of Notice of Election Agents                                               
 4pm Friday 6 April 2018
Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated                              
 4pm Monday 9 April 2018
2nd interim election notice                                                                 
 between 9 – 25 April 2018
Last day for receipt of applications to register to vote
 Tuesday 17 April 2018
Last day for receipt of new postal vote applications
 5pm Wednesday 18 April 2018
Last day to change postal or proxy vote arrangements             
 5pm Wednesday 18 April 2018
Dispatch of Postal Votes                                                                   
 (tbc) Friday 20 April 2018
Publication of Notice of Poll & Polling stations
 Wednesday 25 April 2018
Last day for receipt of proxy vote applications
 5pm Wednesday 25 April 2018
Last day for appointment of Polling and Counting Agents                     
 Thursday 26 April 2018
First day to Apply for Replacement Postal Ballot Papers                           
 Friday 27 April 2018
Publication of final election notice of alteration
 Thursday 26 April 2018
Opening of Postal Votes & Signature Checking
 from 23 April – 3 May 2018
Polling Day
 7am to 10pm Thursday 3 May 2018
Deadline for receipt of emergency proxy vote applications
 5pm Thursday 3 May 2018
Deadline to apply for replacement postal ballot papers                   
 5pm Thursday 3 May 2018
Deadline for clerical errors to the register                                       
 9pm Thursday 3 May 2018
Verifcation & Counting of Votes (Sobell Leisure Centre)                                Friday 4 May 2018
Return of Candidates election expenses                                                
Thursday 7 June 2018


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