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You can vote in the 5 May 2016 elections for the Mayor of London and London Assembly if you:

  • are registered to vote by 18 April 2016
  • live in London
  • will be at least 18 years old on the day of the elections
  • are a British citizen, a European Union citizen or a Commonwealth citizen who has or does not require leave to remain in the UK

You can register to vote online in just a few minutes using a simple form.  You'll need to provide your National Insurance number, your date of birth and your address.

If you prefer, you can register by post. Just print print out and fill in the registration forms, find the contact details of your council's electoral registration office, and return the forms to them. Or, instead of printing the forms out, you can ask your local electoral registration office to post the forms to you.

If you're not yet registered to vote, you should register as soon as possible.  But remember, the deadline for registering is 18 April 2016.  If you haven't applied by then, you won't be able to vote.

Please note: being registered with the council for services and paying council tax will not automatically include you on the electoral register.

British citizens living overseas can’t vote in the Mayor of London & London Assembly elections.

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, Irish, European Union or qualifying Commonwealth citizen

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


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