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How to register to vote

You could vote in the 5 May 2016 Mayor of London & London Assembly elections if you:

  • were registered to vote
  • live in London
  • were 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

The deadline to register to vote in these elections was 18 April.

If you weren't registered to vote in these elections, you should still register - otherwise you won't be able to vote in any future elections or referendums. You can register online, by downloading the forms and posting them to your local council's electoral registration office, or by contacting your electoral registration office and asking them to send you the forms.

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 for future elections 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. However, remember that the deadline to register to vote in the Mayor of London & London Assembly elections has now passed.


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