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The next Young Mayor election will be taking place on Wednesday 18 March 2020.

How to become a candidate

To be able to stand as a candidate for Young Mayor of Croydon you must:
• be nominated by your school, college or community organisation
• be aged 14 to 17 on 31 August 2020
• live in Croydon.

Each school or college in Croydon can support up to 2 candidates. Each candidate will need to complete a Candidate Nomination Pack [LINK] and collect details of 10 supporters who will be your campaign team and support you in the election.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Sunday 12 January.


The candidates

All candidates standing for election take part in a training programme to provide them with the skills that will support their election campaign.


About the elections

To be able to vote in the Young Mayor of Croydon elections you must:
• live in or go to school in Croydon; and
• be between the ages of 11 and 18 on polling day.

Each Croydon school, college or community organisation can support up to two candidates.
You can only serve one term as the Young Mayor of Croydon.


Register to vote

You do not need to register to vote with either your school or the council.

How does a candidate win the election?
The election of the Croydon Young Mayor will be run under a ‘Supplementary’ voting system. This means that:
1. All the first choice votes are counted and the top two candidates go forward to a second stage.
2. Any second choice votes cast for the top two candidates are then counted and added to their first choice votes.
3. The candidate with the highest number of first and second choice votes will be elected Croydon Young Mayor.
4. The candidate with the second highest number will become the Deputy Young Mayor.


Count and result

The votes will be counted on Thursday 19 March and the winner will be announced on Friday 20 March in Braithwaite Hall. The results will be published on this website and the Council’s Instagram and Twitter feed.
Due to limited space, attending the announcement of the election results is limited to those who have been involved in the elections either as candidates or campaigners. School teachers and family members are also welcome.