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Tick tock – deadline looms to register to vote!

31 March 2021

The deadline is looming for people to register to vote and apply for their postal vote for this year's Mayor of London and London Assembly elections and the Hampton Wick ward by-election. The last chance to register is in three weeks on Monday 19 April. 

The election is on Thursday 6 May 2021.

There are a number of ways to cast your vote. You can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote.

If you are not registered to vote, you have until Monday 19 April. Residents who are registered and would like a postal vote or wish to make changes to their existing postal or proxy vote are being advised that they must submit their applications by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

Poll cards are starting to be delivered this week. Your poll card tells those who are registered to vote which polling station they should use to vote on 6 May, but you do not need your poll card to vote. If you have received a poll card, and decide you want to use a postal vote instead of visiting a polling station, you can still apply before 20 April.

Mike Gravatt, Borough Returning Officer for the GLA election, said:

"There are only three weeks left to make sure you are registered to vote, and if you want to vote by post or by proxy, make sure you are on our system.

"It’s quick and easy - it takes just five minutes online.

"If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote.

"If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you don’t need to take any action.

"If in doubt, get in touch."

For more information about the electoral process and how to register to vote or apply for a postal or proxy vote people should visit our Elections page.

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Updated: 31 March 2021