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Make sure you’re registered to vote and have photo ID

If you are not registered to vote or your details have changed, then you will not be able to vote in the upcoming Mayor of London and London Assembly elections on Thursday 2 May.

You can register to vote and change your voting details online. You will need to register by 16 April to vote in the May elections.

Photo ID

Photo ID will also be required when voting in person at polling stations across the borough. This is because of a change in legislation introduced by the government.

Voters will only need to show one form of photo ID, but it must be the original as copies will not be accepted and you will not be able to vote. You may also be able to use expired photo ID if you are still recognisable from the photo.

Accepted forms of photo ID

There are many accepted forms of ID, they are:

  • passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state, or a Commonwealth country
  • driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)
  • a Blue Badge
  • older person’s bus pass
  • Oyster 60+ card
  • Freedom Pass
  • PASS card
  • biometric immigration document
  • national identity card issued by an EEA state
  • voter authority certificate issued by a local authority.

If you do not have any of the forms of ID shown above, or you are not sure your photo ID still looks like you, or you are worried about using an existing form of ID for any other reason, you can either:

The deadline to apply for a postal vote for the 2 May elections is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024.

First past the post

This year’s elections will use the same voting system used to elect MPs to the UK Parliament, which is called First Past the Post. This means you get one vote and the candidate with the most votes will become Mayor of London. So make sure you’re registered to vote, don’t miss your chance to have your say.

Need help?

For further information on the changes and details of the election, visit the London Elects website. You can also contact the elections team at elections@ealing.gov.uk or call the helpline on 020 8825 7777.

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