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ELECTIONS 2004: ARRANGEMENTS FOR LONDON'S COUNT & RESULTS

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Friday 11 June (Mayor and Assembly result) ...
Friday 11 June (Mayor and Assembly result)

Sunday 13 June (European result)

Background

Voting for the mayor of London, the 25 Members of the London Assembly, and nine Members of the European Parliament, will be taking place on 10 June 2004. Counting of the votes will take place the following day. The 14 constituency counts will be taking place in 10 venues around London. There will be two 'super-sites', Alexandra Palace (four constituency counts) and Olympia (two). There will be no counting of votes at City Hall.

The result of the election for the mayor of London and the London Assembly will be announced on the evening of 11 June, in the chamber at City Hall.

The result of the European Parliament election will be held shortly after 9pm on 13 June, in the same location.

Count locations

ConstituencyCount venue

Barnet & CamdenAlexandra Palace

Bexley & BromleyWalnuts Sports Centre, Orpington

Brent & HarrowAlexandra Palace

City & EastNewham Leisure Centre

Croydon & SuttonWestcroft Leisure Centre, Sutton

Ealing & HillingdonOlympia

Enfield & HaringeyAlexandra Palace

Greenwich & LewishamBanqueting Suite, The Dome

Havering & RedbridgeHornchurch Sports Centre

Lambeth & SouthwarkBrixton Recreation Centre

Merton & WandsworthWandsworth Town Hall Civic Suite

North EastAlexandra Palace

South WestHounslow Civic Centre

West CentralOlympia

Count progress

On 10 June there will be two ballot boxes: one for mayoral and assembly ballot papers, the other for European ballot papers. To hasten the delivery of the mayoral and assembly result, these ballot papers will be counted first, followed by the European ballot boxes.

As the count progresses, the only results that will be available will be the election results for the 14 constituency members of the London Assembly. These declarations will be made in each constituency's local count centre, by the constituency returning officer.

Voting figures for the mayoral contest and the 11 London-wide assembly seats will not be publicly available at the count centres. These will be relayed to the central calculation venue at City Hall, and only once all 14 constituencies have finished counting can these results be declared.

By law, the result of the European Parliament election cannot be declared until voting has ended across Europe. Therefore although the European Parliament ballot papers will be counted on 11 June, these voting figures will be retained until 13 June, when they will be announced shortly after 9pm.

Timeline for 11 June (mayoral and assembly result)

0830 Ballot boxes sorted and sifted

0900 Scanning begins (mayoral and assembly ballot boxes first, then European election ballot boxes)

14 constituency assembly member results declared in each count centre, and Mayoral and London-wide voting figures relayed to City Hall

Once the 14th constituency has completed counting ...

PR calculations applied for mayoral and London-wide contests (both manually and electronically)

Mayoral candidates and agents called together

Mayoral declaration made at in the Chamber at City Hall (unspecified time), by Anthony Mayer, Greater London returning officer

London-wide assembly candidates and agents called together

11 London-wide assembly declarations made in the Chamber at City Hall (unspecified time), by Anthony Mayer, Greater London returning officer

Timeline for 13 June (European Parliament result)

1800 City Hall opens

2100Local declarations commence in 33 local authorities

Once all 33 local authorities have made a local declaration of votes cast (estimated to be 9.30/9.45pm)

PR calculations applied

Candidates and agents called together

Result declaration made in the Chamber at City Hall (unspecified time), by David Wechsler, deputy regional returning officer

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