Media attendance at elections

Media organisations must register for accreditation in advance to gain access to the 2018 local election count in Richmond.

Local election 2018

The local election is scheduled to take place on Thursday 3 May. Ballots will be counted after polling stations close at 10pm.

The count for all wards in Richmond upon Thames will be held at RFU Rugby Stadium. Those wanting media accreditation are asked to register in advance to attend.

For media to attend the count, they must be formally accredited. To apply for media accreditation to attend the count you must complete our online form by 5pm on Friday 27 April.

Those without prior accreditation will not be able to enter the count on the night.

For more information, or if you have any specific requirements you would like to discuss, please email

To arrange a technical recce to the site, please call our Press Office on 020 8487 5159, not the RFU, to arrange this.

Apply for accreditation

Updated: 23 February 2018