Brent Council pulled out the stops today to ensure that voters and their staff were Covid safe at polling stations.
The above polling station in Wembley Park had perspex screens to protect staff, a one way system with good air flow, social distance markers on the pavement, sanitiser and covid marshals on hand to ensure compliance with covid safety measures. Voters were urged to use their own pencils or pens.
Voting boxes will go to Alexandra Palace for tomorrow's GLA count which will also be constrained by strict covid safety measures including a reduced number of counting staff and restrictions on the number of party counting agents. The Brondesbury Park by-election count will also take place in a separate room at Alexandra Palace with the count by a 'super team' expected to be completed after lunch, as long as no recount is required.
The GLA Brent and Harrow constituency count takes place tomorrow but some other London constituencies will not be counted until Saturday. The Brent and Harrow result will most likely be announced on Friday evening but as this is the first count under Covid conditions that cannot be guaranteed.
Provisional declaration times for Saturday are 8pm for the election of the Mayor and 9pm for the election of London-wide assembly members. If the declaration is held over to Sunday morning the timings are likely to be 10am and 11am.
Guidance on how to vote can be found here: https://www.londonelects.org.uk/im-voter/how-complete-your-ballot-papers
You can follow real-time election results on the electronic screens here: http://www.londonelects.org.uk