Polling station

Election investigations continue

01 August 2016

The Greater London Authority (GLA) elections are held every four years.  The coordination is a complex and resource-heavy operation. 

  • Four votes, three ballot papers, three voting systems
  • 8 million votes
  • Distribution of 6 million ballot papers
  • 4000 polling stations
  • Coordination of 12,000 staff
  • A budget of £18 million over 4 years

The May 2016 elections involved communication with a wide range of external stakeholders including central Government, political parties, local authorities and the media.

The delivery covered a number of different projects and work-streams including applying the election law, procurement of contracts, ballot paper design, developing and delivering training, publishing voter education materials, election-day management, count day and post-count processes and resources.

Tomorrow, the Election Review Panel continues its investigation into the problem of incorrect electoral registers being sent out to polling stations in Barnet.

The Panel will also question the management of London Elects about the running of the elections as a whole.  The guests are:

  • Jeff Jacobs, Greater London Returning Officer
  • Mark Roberts, Deputy Greater London Returning Officer
  • Lesley Rennie, Project Manager

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 2 August from 3:45pm in Committee Room 2 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast

Notes to editors

  1. Agenda papers
  2. Len Duvall AM, Chair of the Election Review Panel, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. Election Review Panel
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.