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Residents are urged to check if they are registered to vote at Mayor of London and London Assembly elections

In order to vote at the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections on 5 May 2016, all eligible residents aged 18 or over from across the borough need to be on the electoral register.

The decisions made by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly can affect local transport, policing, housing, the environment and fire/emergency planning across London’s boroughs including Kingston.

Poll cards were delivered over Easter but if any resident hasn’t received one then it may because they are not registered to vote. Anyone who is not registered to vote  should  do so by Monday 18 April 2016. Being registered with the council for services and paying council tax will not automatically include residents on the electoral register.

Registering is quick and easy by either going to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or telephoning 020 8547 5026 to request a registration form. You will need to have your National Insurance Number to hand when registering.

If residents prefer to vote by post then an application to vote by post must be filled out and sent back to the Electoral Registration Officer no later than 5pm on 19 April 2016. Download postal vote application forms or telephone 020 8547 5026 to request a form.