With the upcoming London elections scheduled for Thursday 2 May 2024, it’s crucial for all eligible Londoners to prepare themselves to exercise their right to vote.

Here are some essential actions and deadlines to keep in mind in April to ensure your voice is heard in this significant democratic process:

1. Register to Vote by Tuesday, 16 April 2024:

The first step towards participating in the London elections is to ensure you are registered to vote. The deadline for registration is 11.59pm on Tuesday, 16 April 2024. If you’re not already registered, make sure to do so to make your vote count.

2. Apply for a Postal Vote by Wednesday, 17 April 2024

For individuals who might not be able to make it to the polling stations on election day, applying for a postal vote is a convenient option. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5 pm on Wednesday, 17 April 2024. Don’t forget to submit your application before this date to receive your postal ballot in time.

3. Apply for a Proxy Vote by Wednesday, 24 April 2024

In case you are unable to vote in person or by post, you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf by applying for a proxy vote. The deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5 pm on Wednesday, 24 April 2024. Make sure to complete this process if needed to ensure your vote is cast as per your preferences.

4. Apply for a Free Voter Authority Certificate by 24 April 2024

If you require assistance to vote due to a disability or any other reason, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate. This certificate allows you to have assistance from a companion when casting your vote. The deadline to apply for this certificate is also 5 pm on Wednesday, 24 April 2024.

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By adhering to these important deadlines and taking the necessary actions, Londoners can play an active role in shaping the future of their city through the democratic process of voting in the upcoming London elections. Make sure to mark these dates on your calendar and follow through with the required steps to ensure your participation in this crucial electoral event.

Your vote matters, so be prepared and make a difference on 2 May 2024!

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