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How to register to vote

You must register by 19 April 2016 to vote in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections.

You can register online in just a few minutes using a simple form by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  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.

You need to be on the on the electoral register to vote not just in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections, but all elections and referendums.

Can I vote?

To be able to vote in the London elections you must:

  • live in London
  • be a British, Republic of Ireland, Commonwealth or EU citizen
  • be 18 years old or over on 5 May 2016. If you are 16 or 17 you can still register to vote, but you will not be able to vote until you are 18. 

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

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