Local Elections 2018

On Thursday 3 May 2018 there will be elections to the London Borough of Bromley Council, where 60 councillors will be elected to represent the 22 wards across the borough.

Who can vote in this election? 

So long as they are registered to vote, people who can vote (the franchise) in this election are:

  • British (or British Overseas Territory) Citizens residing in the United Kingdom
  • Qualifying Commonwealth citizens
  • Citizens of the Republic of Ireland
  • European Union citizens

British citizens living overseas (who are not Members of the Armed Forces, Crown Servants, British Council employees or their spouse or civil partner) are not entitled to vote in this election.

Voter ID pilot 

The borough is taking part in a pilot and voters will be required to show ID before they can vote in at a polling station the election. For more information please visit www.bromley.gov.uk/VoterID


There will be one ballot paper, which will vary depending on the number of councillors your ward elects to the council: 

  • 17 Wards (Bickley, Bromley Common & Keston, Bromley Town, Chelsfield & Pratts Bottom, Chislehurst, Clock House, Copers Cope, Cray Valley East, Cray Valley West, Farnborough & Crofton, Hayes & Coney Hall, Kelsey & Eden Park, Orpington, Penge & Cator, Petts Wood & Knoll, Plaistow & Sundridge and West Wickham) are represented by three councillors and therefore you will have up to three votes (X) on the ballot paper.
  • 4 Wards (Biggin Hill, Crystal Palace, Mottingham & Chislehurst North and Shortlands) are represented by two councillors and therefore you will have up to two votes (X) on the ballot paper
  • 1 Ward (Darwin) is represented by one councillor and therefore you have one vote (X) on the ballot paper.

Download ward polling district maps

Key dates 

Election timetable  Date 
Candidates and Agents meeting Thursday 8 March 2018
Notice of Election published By Tuesday 27 March 2018
Deadline for nominations to stand Friday 6 April 2018 4pm
Statement of Persons Nominated published Monday 9 April 2018 4pm
Deadline for applications to register to vote  Monday 17 April 2018
Deadline for new applications to vote by post or postal proxy Tuesday 18 April 2018 5pm
Deadline to amend or cancel existing postal, proxy or postal proxy votes Tuesday 18 April 2018 5pm
Initial dispatch of postal and postal proxy votes (permanent arrangements and applications received by 19 March)

Thursday 19 April 2018
Later dispatch of postal and proxy votes (applications received Tuesday 20 March - 5pm Wednesday 18 April) By Monday 23 April 2018
Deadline for new applications to vote by proxy Tuesday 25 April 2018 5pm
First day to issue replacement lost or spoilt ballot papers  Friday 27 April 2018 
Deadline for Certificates of Identity Wednesday 2 May 2018 5pm
Polling day Thursday 3 May, 7am to 10pm
Count and results declared Friday 4 May

Electoral services


Tel: 0300 303 8665

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH