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 on May 5

To vote in the local elections you must be registered to vote by midnight on Thursday 14 April.

All UK and Commonwealth citizens aged 18 or over on the election day and living in a London borough are entitled to vote in the local elections. However, it is more complicated if you are an EU citizen

  • EU citizens who have been residents in the UK since 31 December 2020 and have lawful status will retain their voting and candidacy rights.
  • For EU citizens who arrived in the UK after 31 December 2020, the position is more complicated, and you can find out more on the Gov.UK website here

To register to vote, go to: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

You can also register by post

There are voter register forms you can print out in different formats including easy read and large print here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/voter-registration-forms-paper-versions

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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote

You can also vote by proxy

If you are unable to 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proxy-voting-application-forms