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Make sure your voice is heard in May's local elections

Dog at polling station
Image credit: Association of Electoral Administrators

On Thursday 5 May Kingston’s residents have an opportunity to have their say on who represents them.

In order to vote in May, residents must be on the electoral register. 

With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is urging people who are not yet registered at their current address to make sure they do so in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Thursday 14 April. It takes just five minutes to apply online at

This year residents in Kingston will be voting to select councillors, who represent residents in their local area, and contribute to the development of policies in areas such as transport, social care and housing.

Ian Thomas, Returning Officer and Chief Executive at the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, said:

Time is running out to make sure you can take part in these elections. They are an important opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Kingston. 

Everybody in our borough’s voice matters - make sure you register to have your say. It only takes five minutes.

People can choose to vote in a number of ways – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 19 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on 26 April. Register for a postal or proxy vote now.

You can vote in local elections if you:

  • Live in Kingston
  • Are aged 18 and over
  • Are a UK, EU or Commonwealth Citizen, or have permission to stay in the UK 

Published: 31st March 2022