Last chance to register to vote in May elections

11 April 2016

The clock is ticking to make sure you are registered to vote and have your say in elections taking place in May 2016.

 

If you are aged 18 and over in the borough you will not be able to have your say in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections on May, 5 - unless you are registered to vote before the deadline of Monday, 18 April 2016, which you can do by visiting www.brent.gov.uk/register

 

Carolyn Downs, Returning Officer for Brent and Harrow, said:

 

"The electoral roll has changed since the last time residents cast their votes in the 2012 Mayor of London and London Assembly elections, so it is important to check that you are registered to vote and to register if you are not.

 

"Elections are an opportunity for you to hold elected members to account and to influence the way in which the city is run, so it is very important that you have your say and vote."

 

Once registered to vote, you have until Tuesday 19 April 2016 to apply for a postal vote and avoid the need to turn out to a polling station in person on election day to cast your vote.

 

Kilburn residents will also be taking to the polls on the same day as the London elections to elect a new representative to Brent Council, following the death of Tayo Oladapo after a long illness.

 

The deadlines to register to vote and to apply for a postal ballot paper for the Kilburn by-election are exactly the same as for the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections.