Registering to vote

Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations have a key role to play in making sure people know about the election, are registered to vote and use their vote

The image is an informational poster. The background color is a soft pink. At the top, there's a statement in bold letters stating, "The law has changed. Make sure you have an accepted form of photo ID to vote." Below this text is a diverse group of five cartoon-style people holding up various forms of identification. They are all smiling and look positive. On the left, there's a woman in a wheelchair, raising her ID with her right hand. Next to her is a woman wearing a hijab, with her ID in her left hand. In the center, there's a young woman holding her ID in front of her with both hands. To her right stands a man with his ID in his left hand raised above his head, and next to him is an elderly woman also showing her ID. At the bottom, the text reads, "Everyone deserves fair and equal access to their democratic rights." Logos and supporting text at the bottom indicate the poster is supported by the Greater London Authority and an organization called Shout Out UK.

Can I vote in the next Mayor of London and London Assembly elections?

To vote in the next Mayor of London and London Assembly elections, you must:

  • be registered to vote
  • live in London
  • be at least 18 years old on the day of the elections
  • Voters must show a photo ID to vote 
  • be a British citizen, a European Union citizen or a Commonwealth citizen who has or does not require leave to remain in the UK

Remember, 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 and London Assembly elections.

Source Mayor of London & London Assembly Elections

You can register to vote online or by post


Make your voice heard by registering to vote online today.  Every vote counts, so don’t miss this opportunity to have your say in shaping the future. It’s quick and easy – simply click on this  link UK Government – Register to Vote

By post

There are voter register forms you can print out in different formats, including easy read and large print here:

Anyone can apply for a postal vote – you don’t need a special reason for wanting one. To apply for a postal vote, go to:

You can also vote by proxy

If you cannot vote in person, you can get someone to vote for you and tell them who to vote for. This is called a proxy vote. To apply for a proxy vote, go to:

Voter ID requirement

You must present a valid photo ID at your polling station to participate in a general election. For a comprehensive list of acceptable forms of photo identification, click on the link and visit the Electoral Commission website.

Get help registering

You can get help registering from your local Electoral Registration Office.

There’s an easy read guide about registering to vote.