Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Login issues - Petition scheme

You may be experiencing some difficulty logging on or signing the petitions that are live on the website. The Council’s IT team are aware of the issues and working hard to resolve the re-occurring problems. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

Petition scheme

Number of signatures required for a petition

The number of signatures you require for your petition to be debated at a meeting depends on which meeting it is:

  • Council Assembly - 1500
  • Cabinet - 500
  • Multi-ward forums (local issues) - 250

You can also submit a petition to hold an officer to account at the overview and scrutiny committee or relevant scrutiny sub-committee. The number of signatures required is 500.

Our response to your petition will depend on what you ask for and how many signatures it contains. We will also consider what alternative action we can take, for example holding a meeting with you, or referring the petition to a cabinet member or officer.

Page last updated: 11 October 2023

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