Tomorrow (3rd May) sees the polling stations open as London’s electorate flock to the ballot boxes to select who will be Mayor for the next four years, plus who will be the 25 members of the London Assembly.
This is particularly pertinent to us here at WCRS towers as we’ve been working with London Elects – the independent body who organise the election – to promote the election date and encourage Londoner’s to get out and vote. Our “Have Your Say – Vote 3rd May” creative has been all over London these last few weeks taking in tube car panels last month, ramping up to include bus sides, 6 sheet posters, online, social, radio and press as we near the big day.
To get you in the mood for Election Day, here are some stats for those of you who cannot wait to get your swing-o-meters going:
- As of 1 December 2011, there were 5,796,259 registered voters in Greater London.
- In London as a whole, turnout for the 2008 Mayor of London election was 45.33%, for the Assembly constituency elections was 45.28% and for the Assembly list election was 45.28%.
- The election itself will see nearly 4,000 polling stations set up across London on 3rd May. The stations will be manned by 11,400 staff between 7am and 10pm.
- Another 3,500 staff will then be on hand to help with the count.
(Refer to our Clients page to read more about our work for GLA).