Greater London Authority Election (GLA) 2016 - London Mayor Elections

The GLA Election is held every four years to elect the Mayor of London and the London Assembly to represent the GLA constituencies (our constituency is Havering and Redbridge) and the Assembly Members for London overall. 

The election will be held this year on Thursday 5 May.

Mayoral booklets giving further details of the election will be sent to registered electors in London prior to the election date. 

You cannot vote if your name is not on the electoral register. The final date to register to vote in the GLA election was Monday 18 April 2016. You can register online on the for future elections.

  • If you wish to vote by post completed applications must be received by 5pm Tuesday 19 April.
  • To vote by proxy completed forms to be received by 5pm Tuesday 26 April

New Voter Registration System

A new voter registration system came into effect on 10 June 2014 across the whole country. The new system is called Individual Electoral Registration (IER). More information on IER can be found on this page and on Government’s Electoral Registration web pages

Under the old system the 'head of household' could register everyone who lived at the address on the Voter Registration form for that address. 

It included information about the Edited Register, which has been on the voter registration forms since 2002. This has not changed but has been renamed - it is now known as  the 'Open Register'.

Under the new system everyone is responsible for registering themselves. You will need your national insurance number, date of birth and address to register. You can now register online via the website. A letter will be sent to acknowledge that we have your registration and if there are no queries a confirmation letter will be sent out to say you're registered. Ballot Box 2012

To find out more go to the Your Vote Matters website

How Do I Register?

You can register online on the for future elections.

For more information on Individual Electoral Registration  please go to the Your Vote Matters website

Rolling Registration

If you move house or your details have changed, you can update your registration online . We will send you confirmation when your details are registered.  The electoral register is updated monthly and a new revised register published on 1 December.

Please see the dates we are accepting this form. If you have any queries you can ring Electoral Services for advice.

Who can register to vote?

You can register to vote if you are:

  • a British Citizen 
  • a Commonwealth Citizen
  • a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or 
  • a citizen of a Member State of the European Union - ( EU citizens cannot vote at UK Parliamentary elections)
  • you are or will reach the age of 18 during the life of the Register - a new Register is published each year.
  • your date of birth and national insurance number is required
  • you can view a full list of countries whose citizens are eligible to vote

Viewing the Electoral Register

If you wish to view the Full Register it is available at the Electoral Registration Office, at Queen Victoria House (map directions here).

The Open Register is available to view in all our Redbridge Libraries.

If you believe your name is missing from the Electoral register, it is not too late, you can still add your name by completing the online form. Make sure you look at the current Electoral register information on this page as well.

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