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Voters have been sent multiple polling cards in an administrative error (Picture: PA Images)

Hackney residents could potentially be voting more than once in today’s elections after being sent multiple polling cards, while others arrived to vote and realised they had been left off the register altogether.

Lola the Beagle is voting Left in the London Mayoral elections (Picture: @GraceTrev / Twitter)

We might not all be political animals, but London-dwelling dogs are. Today social media was flooded with pictures of puppies and their owners voting together in the London Mayoral election 2016.

(Photo: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Voters in Barnet were turned away from polling stations if they didn’t have their polling cards, due to a mix-up with the electoral lists this morning

Who will London elect?

Londoners will vote today to choose who will be Boris Johnson’s successor after his eight-year stint as Mayor of London.

Yesterday, 11:38
How tall is Zac Goldsmith? Is Siân Berry married? Google searches reveal what Londoners really care about (Picture: Getty / London24)

Is there any point voting for Caroline Pidgeon? Why was George Galloway ousted as an MP? Not the musings of the London24 news team, but the top questions typed into Google about the London Mayoral candidates. Take a look...

Yesterday, 10:37
Can Google search trends predict a closer result than the polls? (Archant)

Who will win the London Mayoral election 2016? The polls are predicting Labour candidate Sadiq Khan but the polls aren’t always right - in fact they were very, very wrong in last year’s General Election.

Tue, 14:19
London's Air Ambulance landed in the middle of Parliament Square to help the man (Picture: Martin Paige)

London’s Air Ambulance landed in Parliament Square this lunchtime to help rush a man to hospital after he fell from Westminster Bridge.

Sunday, May 1, 2016
The vandalised windows of the Cereal Killer Cafe after the September F*** Parade (Photo: Cereal Killer Cafe)

Riot police have arrived at F*** Parade, the anti-gentrification protest that caused damage in Brick Lane in September, but as of 8.54pm there were no arrests.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner from the Movement for Reform Judaism has said she doesn't think MP Naz Shah is anti-Semtiic

Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner welcomed Naz Shah into her home last week for an interfaith feast for Passover - and this morning said that she would like to take the suspended Labour MP to Israel.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Should Ken hoist his rucksack on his shoulders and walk on out? (Picture: PA Images)

Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London, has been suspended from the Labour party after he made comments about Hitler, Zionism and ‘the Israel lobby’ on the radio this morning.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
The Evening Standard publishs around 900,000 copies a day in the capital  (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The Evening Standard’s London mayoral coverage is “consistently and overwhelmingly” biased in favour of Zac Goldsmith, giving him both more and more positive coverage than his Labour rival Sadiq Khan, according to a study by Goldsmiths University academics.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Lee Harris is the CISTA candidate for the London Mayoral Election 2016. He advocates legalising cannabis and setting up marijuana cafes in the capital (Picture: London24)

“One love!” is the catchprase of the hippy, ‘head shop’ owning, 79-year-old CISTA candidate for London Mayor. London24 talks legalisation, munchies and more with counterculture legend Lee Harris.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Big Ben will stop ticking for months (Picture: Getty)

One of London’s best loved landmarks, Big Ben, is about to fall silent after hundreds of years bringing in the hour at Westminster.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Prince Zylinski relaxes with a green veg smoothie. Picture: Duncan Raban

Prince John Zylinski may be an outsider in the London Mayoral race but he thinks he’s got what it takes. If he gets elected, he promises to build a million houses and make cyclists get number plates - and ban Nigel Farage from London.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Dr Ben White told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that he would be leaving his post with Barts Health NHS Trust (Picture: ITV)

Watch one of London’s many junior doctors, Dr Ben White of Barts NHS Health Trust, resign live on air on Good Morning Britain (GMB) ahead of the planned junior doctor all-out strike tomorrow.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Boris has lashed out at Barack over the EU (Picture: PA Images / Getty / London24)

While confronting Barack Obama about the EU, Boris Johnson has referred to the American president as “part-Kenyan” in what many are describing as a “loaded” and “offensive” attack.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Car fire in  Royston Gardens, Ilford (Credit: Ivan Cooper)

This was the moment a car went up in a fireball in Royston Gardens, Ilford, yesterday evening.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
The latest YouGov poll released today puts Sadiq Khan 20 points ahead of Zac Goldsmith (Picture: PA Images)

The most up to date YouGov poll released today indicates the Labour candidate is streets ahead of his Conservative rival in the race for City Hall.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
(Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A furious row has enveloped the London mayoral contest after David Cameron accused Labour candidate Sadiq Khan of sharing a platform with an Islamic “extremist”.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Barack doesn't like drones, apparently (Picture: Getty)

In bad news for drone fans, for security reasons the small unmanned aircraft have been banned from flying over most of the capital during Barack and Michelle Obama’s visit to London.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Chuka Umunna just slammed Zac Goldsmith's 'campaign' against Sadiq Khan (Picture: PA Images)

The prominent Labour MP today slammed Zac Goldsmith’s attacks on Sadiq Khan as ‘Islamophobic’ and said they would ‘make Donald Trump proud’.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Labour's candidate for London Mayor, Sadiq Khan defended allegations against him during the debate (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Sadiq Khan has admitted his “regret” at giving the impression he shared the views of extremists.

Monday, April 18, 2016
(Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Barack and Michelle Obama will dine with Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace this Friday, it has been confirmed.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Tens of thousands gathered in Trafalgar Square for the End Austerity Now protest (Picture: Aaron Kiely)

More than 50,000 protesters marched through central London and held a giant rally in Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon in a national demonstration against the Conservative government austerity cuts.

Friday, April 15, 2016
The People's Assembly set fire to placards in central London during a demonstration against austerity and spending cuts in June last year (Picture: Getty)

The People’s Assembly are holding another massive national demo against the Conservative government’s austerity measures in central London on Saturday April 16. Here is everything you need to know about the protest, from start times to the key issues.

Friday, April 15, 2016
Are you surprised or impressed by what they do and don't know?

Can you believe just one of the top six London mayoral candidates knows roughly how many people use the Tube every day and none know how much a weekly Zone 1-4 travel card costs?

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Who will you choose?

Find out with our quiz - based on policies, not people.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
City Hall is home to the Greater London Authority, including  the London Assembly and the Mayor (Picture: PA Images)

Are you thinking: “Who should I vote for as London mayor? How do I vote in the London mayoral election? Why do I have to put a second preference?” Look no further, the answers are here in our five minute guide to the 2016 race for City Hall.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Sadiq Khan grew up on a council estate in Earlsfield and is pledging to build thousands of affordable homes for Londoners (Picture: PA Images)

The MP for Tooting tells London24: “With the greatest respect to all the other candidates and their supporters, there’s probably one of two people going to be mayor after May 5, Zac Goldsmith or me. Londoners should look at the experiences both of us have got, and our values, and vote on that.”

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Do you care about the mayoral election? Who would you like to win? Tweet @London24 (Pictures by Nicky Sowemimo)

The turnout at the last London Mayoral election was just 38%. Will more vote on May 5th? Do Londoners care? We took to the streets of London to find out...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
We chatted to Sian in an appropriately 'green' setting (Picture: Ellie Hoskins)

Spring sunlight shines down on a little park in Shoreditch as Siân Berry talks about her plans to merge all London’s travel zones, the pollution problem and overcoming the party’s ‘whiney middle-class lefty’ image.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Picture: Ellie Hoskins

In his small suite of welcoming pastry-laden offices in “achingly trendy Portobello Road”, the Respect Party contender talks to London24 about everything from why he wears that trademark black hat to his views on tackling extremism.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
London 24 met Zac Goldsmith and his team outside Barnet and Southgate College where the mayoral candidate was laying a brick (Picture: Ellie Hoskins)

As the Zac Mobile winds through Hendon, the tall, tired-looking Tory talks privilege, explains why the capital is “at a crossroads” and rants about why Sadiq Khan is the biggest threat to London right now.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Caroline thinks the River Thames is a mine of opportunity for London transport (Picture: Liberal Democrats)

Caroline Pidgeon explains how she’s going to make London into “a city that just works better for everyone.”

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
We may have said something amusing to the feminist advocate (Picture: Ellie Hoskins)

After being greeted by several confident women in their twenties working on Sophie Walker’s campaign, we meet the head of one-year-old WEP, who believes London’s men will vote for her.

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