London Elections Booklets on Their Way
You have until April 18th if you have not already registered
Hounslow residents will soon receive a guide to the candidates standing in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections and details about how to vote.
With three weeks to go until elections day on 5 May, approximately 5.8 million registered voters across the 33 London boroughs will receive the guide - as required by law. From today, over 400,000 booklets will be sent out every day for two weeks.
The 32-page guide contains information on how the work of the Mayor and London Assembly affects the everyday lives of Londoners, a list of Mayoral and London Assembly candidates, an easy to follow guide on how to fill out the three ballot papers and a ‘mini-manifesto’ from ten of the 12 Mayoral candidates.
The booklet is available in large print, braille or audio on request from firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7983 4444. It can be viewed online at www.londonelects.org.uk/booklet. The website is also packed full of information about what the Mayor and London Assembly Members are responsible for, when to vote and much more.
There are only five days left to register to vote in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections before the deadline of Monday 18 April. 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.
Every eligible Hounslow resident on the electoral register should by now have received a white poll card confirming the details of their polling station. If you haven’t received your poll card, you should contact the council’s Election Team on email@example.com or 020 8583 2828 to check if you’re registered to vote. If you know you’re not registered, you can register by visiting gov.uk/register-to-vote
The Mayor and the London Assembly are responsible for issues that affect every Londoner – from transport and policing, to housing and the environment – with a budget of some £16bn per year.
The Assembly keeps a check on the Mayor’s work and investigates issues that matter to Londoners. Videos on YouTube feature animated explanations of the work of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. View the videos here.
Who am I voting for?
These elections are for the Mayor of London, the 14 Constituency London Assembly Members, and the 11 London-wide Assembly Members. You will be given three ballot papers when you vote. For more information visit London Elect’s How to vote page.
The candidates have been officially announced and are listed below.
Mayor of London
You can make a first and second choice from the list of candidates. Click on the names to read their mini-manifestos.
LOVE, Ankit - One Love Party
ZYLINSKI, Prince - Independent
Constituency Assembly Members
You can make one vote for the candidate you would like to represent you in your local area. Candidates either represent a political party or are standing as an independent. The candidates and political parties vary between each of the 14 Constituencies. You can only vote for the candidates standing in your local Constituency.
Those nominated for the South West Constituency in the London Assembly which covers the combined areas of the London Boroughs of Hounslow,Kingston upon Thames, and Richmond upon Thames are:
You also have one vote for the political party you want to represent the whole of the London. There are 11 London-wide Assembly Member seats in total and the candidates will be elected in the order they appear on the list. For example, if the party wins two seats, the first two candidates on the list will be elected.
How to vote
Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on election day. Before 5 May, you will receive your polling card through your door. This will include details of your named polling station. You do not need to take your polling card to the polling station to vote.
You can also vote by post. Hounslow residents must register with the council as a postal voter or the first time by 5pm on 19 April 2016. Your postal ballot papers will be sent to you about a week before Election Day. Mark your votes and return them to arrive before 10pm on 5 May 2016.
You can also vote by proxy. This is when a person you trust votes for your chosen candidates on your behalf if you are unable to make it to the polling station. Hounslow residents wanting a proxy vote, must apply to the council by 5pm on 26 April 2016.
If you haven’t received your poll card by Tues 29 April, you should contact the council’s Election Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8583 2828 to check if you’re registered to vote.
April 15, 2016