Register to vote

Are you registered to vote?

The Greater London Assembly elections will take place on 5 May 2016 and you need to be on the electoral register in order to vote. 

To help residents know if they are registered, we will be sending out a Household Notification Letter to every property in the borough between 5 and 15 February. The letter will state who is registered to vote at your property.

If you have registered to vote in the last couple of weeks, your name may not appear on the letter. If you have not had a letter from us acknowledging your application or confirming your inclusion on the Electoral Register, please get in touch with us.

  • if someone’s name is missing from the list, they will need to register to vote​  
  • if anyone’s information is incorrect, needs updating or if somebody has moved out, you will need to contact the elections team on 01708 432 444 or email elections@havering.gov.uk   
If everything is correct, you don’t need to do anything.
Register to vote link

Who can vote

To register to vote you must be:

  • 18 years old or over
  • On the electoral register
  • A British, Irish, or Commonwealth citizen
To be on the register you must have filled in an electoral registration form; paying council tax, for example, does not mean you are registered to vote. Registration can be done online.

Support for people with learning disabilities

Below is a link to a document written by Mencap and the Cabinet office. It gives guidance on voting and registering to vote for people with learning disabilities, their support workers and families. It explains what voting is and why it is important.

Mencap Voting Document

Fraud prevention

The Council has a duty to protect the public funds it administers and may use information that you provide for the prevention and detection of fraud. 

It may also share this information with other organisations responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

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