Look out for your poll card over the Easter weekend

Published: 21 March 2016

The Notice of Election for the Mayor of London and London Assembly Elections has now been published, meaning that Wandsworth residents only have a matter of weeks to ensure they can cast their vote on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Any eligible residents on the electoral register will receive a poll card confirming information about the election of the Mayor of London and members of the London Assembly, including a member for the Merton and Wandsworth Constituency.   

Households with no registered electors will also receive a voter information card, with instructions on how to register if the residents are eligible.

With these elections fast approaching, and the Referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU confirmed to take place on 23 June 2016, now is the time for all eligible voters to guarantee they can take part by making sure their name is on the electoral register. 

British and Irish citizens, along with citizens of Commonwealth countries and the European Union can vote the elections on 5 May. 

Anyone who is not registered should visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote as soon as possible.  Once your application has been received, Electoral Services may need to contact you to provide further information, so make sure you apply early.  All applications must be made by midnight on 18 April.

If you know you will be unable to visit a polling station you can apply for a postal vote until 5pm on 19 April, or a proxy vote 5pm by 26 April.  Application forms and further information can be found at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/vote.

For information about how to vote in the upcoming elections and referendum or how to resolve any issues with your poll card, visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/vote