With just days to go until polling day, Ealing residents are being reminded to get ready to vote and have their say.
The London Mayor and London Assembly (GLA) elections are taking place on 6 May, after it was postponed last year because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Everyone registered to vote should have now received their polling card, or their postal vote if they applied for one. You should check on your polling card for information to check which polling station you need to attend. You do not need to take your polling card on the day to vote.
Some people may feel anxious about leaving home during the pandemic, but the council has measures in place to make polling stations COVID secure. They will be open on polling day between 7am and 10pm. You can find your polling station online.
Please be aware that asymptomatic COVID testing is being suspended at three locations from midday on Tuesday, 4 May to allow residents to go and vote at these sites:
- Everyone Active Acton, High Street, W3 6NE
- Greenford Library, 23 Oldfield Lane South, UB6 9LG
- Northolt Library, Church Road, UB5 5AS
Testing will resume at these three sites on Saturday, 8 May. You can still book a test at any of the other testing sites in the borough between 4-8 May.
Keep yourself and others safe when you go to vote by:
- Wearing a face covering
- Bring your own pen or pencil
- Sanitise your hands when entering and leaving the polling station
- Keeping a safe distance.
Voters who have opted to vote by post must return their postal ballot pack by 10pm and can hand it in at their polling station if they do not have time to return it by post.
Voters should not attend polling stations if they have any COVID symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate by the NHS. If you do have symptoms or need to self-isolate shortly before polling day, you have up to 5pm that day to apply for an emergency proxy vote. This will enable a trusted person to be allowed to vote in the elections on your behalf.
The closing date to register to vote was 19 April.
Advice is available from the council’s electoral services team on 020 8825 7777 between 8.30am – 5pm (Monday – Friday) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org