Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Young Mayor Election 2021

The Young Mayor election will take place in October 2021 during National Democracy Week. Voting will open at 9am on Monday 11 October and close on Sunday 17 October at 5pm.

The voting process

Voting will be handled digitally which will be new for this election. Communication will include information on how this works, so it is clear what to expect and how to cast a ballot.

  • Voters will receive a code or QR code from their education setting
  • They go online and enter the code which will take them to a page with information about the process, manifestos and pictures of the candidates
  • They then go to a voting page and cast their vote.

Voting will only be conducted via schools, 6th forms and colleges to avoid duplications.

Every education setting in Tower Hamlets - maintained, faith and free - including secondary schools, sixth forms and colleges will be included in the election process.

Who can vote?

Those in Year 7 to 13; all 11 to 17-years-old living, studying and working in Tower Hamlets are eligible to vote.

Who are our audience?

There are 17,175 11 to 17-year-olds who go to secondary school, college or sixth form in Tower Hamlets.

Who can stand as young mayor?

All 13 to 17 year olds who live, work and study in Tower Hamlets are eligible to stand as young mayor.

Our aim

The target is to reach 75 per cent per of the voting population in the 2021 young mayor election. Last year the voting turnout was 68 per cent.

Apply to be Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets

If you are interested in standing as a Young Mayor please complete the online application form.

The deadline for applications is Friday 23 July 2021.

Start application



You can also download the paper application form and return it by post to

F/O Khadra Said (Youth Service)
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent

You can also scan and send it via email to