Electoral Services and Covid 19
The Coronavirus Act 2020 has postponed the Elections scheduled to take place on 7th May 2020. The Election of the Mayor of London and of the Greater London Assembly has, thus, been rescheduled to 6th May 2021.
There are, therefore, no elections due to take place in 2020. All arrangements to hold the poll have been put on hold and Poll Cards will not now be distributed until the end of March 2021.
Further, the restrictions placed by Parliament on the UK to try to control the spread of the virus means that the Electoral Services Office in George Meehan House, Wood Green N22 8YX will only be staffed on a limited basis and is not open to conduct direct meetings with customers. Electoral Services staff will be supporting other vital functions of the Council.
But it remains possible and indeed important for people to register as electors as set out in the rest of this website. Most new registrations take place overwhelmingly online via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote – please make this your main means of application if you can.
Our own email address continues to be email@example.com
These online applications will continue to reach our staff who will work remotely to complete them. If, as sometimes happens, we require further evidence to verify your identity we will seek to do this via electronic means if we can, to avoid you needing to visit us in person.
Confirmation of your registration will also come to you electronically.
In the context of the new stay-at-home Order announced on 4th January, we regret that we will not be able to countersign proof-of-life certificates until the situation changes. If this presents a problem, then for your own safety please consult the relevant Embassy or pension- issuing authority for advice.
Please note that the elections, which are still scheduled for 6th May 2021, will need to be conducted in Covid-secure circumstances. Please be aware that your Polling Place may change in this context, and watch this website for details. If you would prefer to vote by post, then please visit our absent voting page and it will advise you on how to do this.
The arrangements above will be reviewed regularly in the light of Government advice on physical distancing and self-isolation and this webpage, and our services, will be updated accordingly.
- Haringey Electoral Services Team
General Election Results 2019
David Lammy (Labour – Tottenham) and Catherine West (Labour – Hornsey and Wood Green) were elected as MPs for the Haringey area.
Notice of Verification Number
The Local Government Act 2000 provides that electors in a council’s area can petition the council to hold a referendum on whether a local authority should change to a different form of governance. A petition must be signed by at least 5 per cent of the local government electors for the borough.
In accordance with the above Regulations, the number that is equal to 5 per cent of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on the 15 February 2020 is: 9,314.
This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.
Deputy Electoral Registration Officer