London Elects is part of the Greater London Authority but is politically impartial and operationally independent. The body is headed by the Greater London Returning Officer and has a separate budget. London Elects has two divisions: Operations and Communications.
The Operations Team plans and coordinates logistical aspects of the elections, working with the electoral staff in the London boroughs. Services provided include:
- Training and support for polling station staff
- Receiving of candidate nominations for the Mayoral election and for London-wide candidates of London Assembly election. *Count centre operations
- Management of e-counting contract
The Communications Team makes information available to :
- Political parties
- The media