Are you registered to vote? If you don’t know, you can still join the large number of residents making sure they can have their say on who will be the next Mayor of London if you sign up before midnight.
It only takes a few minutes as long as you have access to the internet and your National Insurance number to hand.
To vote in the mayoral elections you must be registered by midnight today (Monday 18 April). Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to sign up.
“It’s quick and easy to check if you’re registered and to sign up if you’re not, ensuring you can join the millions of Londoners deciding London’s future,” said Nigel Pallace, returning officer for Hammersmith & Fulham.
“We want all local residents to have their say but if you’re not registered in time, you won’t have your voice heard.”
The voter registration system was changed by the government in June 2014. Instead of the previous system of registering by household, every person now has to register themselves individually. The council is then required to check all of the details before residents are added to the electoral register, so it is important that residents act quickly to make sure their applications are processed in time for the elections.
Being registered to vote may also improve your credit score, making it easier to get a mortgage, mobile phone contract or a loan as the electoral roll is used by credit rating companies.