Vote in May’s local elections

4 April 2022

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Borough Council elections will take place on Thursday 5 May 2022. Have you registered to vote?. Find information on changes to Lambeth’s ward boundaries.

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Vote in May’s local elections

Lambeth residents registered to vote in local government elections can vote at these elections, including European Union citizens.

Polling stations will be safe places to vote, but there are other ways to vote, such as by post or proxy.  Apply early if you’d like to vote by post or proxy.

You must be registered to vote by Thursday 14 April if you’d like to vote at the elections.  If you’re already registered in Lambeth, you don’t need to apply again.

New electoral wards

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England reviewed Lambeth’s electoral arrangements in 2020 and 2021.

The review considered how many councillors should represent Lambeth’s residents and how many wards (or electoral divisions) were needed. The review also decided the name, boundaries and number of councillors for each ward.

Following consultation, the Commission made its final recommendations in a Draft Order to the UK Parliament, abolishing Lambeth’s existing 21 wards and creating 25 new wards.

The Commission’s recommendations have now passed into law and take effect on Thursday 5 May 2022, when council elections take place across the borough.

  • Most wards will have a new name
  • 12 wards will be represented by 2 councillors
  • 13 wards will be represented by 3 councillors
  • Lambeth’s total number of councillors stays the same at 63
  • Most ward names have changed and all 25 wards have new boundaries.

For more information about Lambeth’s ward changes, visit the Electoral ward boundary review page: Electoral ward boundary review | Lambeth Council.

IMPORTANT! Your polling station may have changed for these elections. To find out where you should go to vote, visit the Where do I vote website.

Postal and proxy voting

Postal voting means a ballot paper is posted to you before polling day. If you want to vote by post at this election, you must apply by 5pm on Tuesday 19 April.

Proxy voting is where someone else votes on your behalf, either at your polling station or by post.

If you’d like to vote by proxy at this election, you must apply by 5pm on Tuesday 26 April.

Visit our website to download, complete and submit a postal or proxy application form.

Poll cards

Poll cards will be sent to registered voters from 25 March.  You do not need your poll card to vote but will need to confirm your name and address at the polling station.

Election results

Vote counting will take place on Friday 6 May.  Results will be available at Results | Lambeth Council.

If you’d like more information or paper postal/proxy application form visit or phone 020 7926 2254.