Published: Monday, 1st February 2021
Register to vote now so you can have your say in the upcoming Greater London Authority (GLA) election. On 6 May 2021, Londoners will be voting for the next London Mayor and London Assembly.
Debbie Warren, Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: “These are important elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly so residents need to ensure they're registered to vote and understand their options for voting so they don’t miss out. If you’re not already registered to vote, or would like to apply for a postal vote, the deadlines are fast approaching so please act now.”
All eligible residents in the Royal Borough of Greenwich should register to vote as soon as possible if they are not already registered. Due to the added concerns over our health this year, it’s more important than ever that residents vote safely and are aware of all their voting options.
If you are shielding from COVID-19, have concerns about voting in person or would simply prefer to vote from home, you can vote by post. The deadline to apply for a new postal vote application or make a change to an existing postal or proxy vote, is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April and for new proxy vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.
If residents would rather vote in person, polling stations will be following COVID-19 measures. You will need to be registered to vote by midnight on Monday 19 April.
To vote in the GLA election, you must live in London, be at least 18 years old on the day of election, be a British, European or Commonweath citizen who has or does not require leave to remain in the UK, and you must be registered to vote! So, check that you’re registered to vote in the way you want to, with all the correct details and if you haven't registered to vote yet, ensure you do before the deadline dates.