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How to register to vote

You can vote in elections for the Mayor of London and London Assembly if you are:

  • registered to vote
  • live in London
  • at least 18 years old on the day of the elections. 

The last day to register to vote in the 5 May 2016 Mayor of London and London Assembly elections is 19 April 2016.

You can register online in just a few minutes using a simple form by visiting  There you can also print forms that will allow you to register by post and find the contact details of your council’s electoral registration office.

Being registered with the council for services and paying council tax will not automatically include you on the electoral register.

Can I register to vote?

You can register to vote if you are:

  • 16 years old or over (but you cannot vote until you are 18 years old)
  • a British citizen
  • an Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen who is resident in the UK.

If you are not registered, you cannot vote in any UK election or referendum.


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