Lambeth council has just written to every household with details of everyone with a right to vote. If any names are missed off the list there is time to get registered at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
The elections this year are on Thursday May 6th for the Mayor of London and the Greater London Assembly members.The government said on 5th February that the local elections will also go ahead see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55938380
British Citizens age 18 or over, Irish & EU citizens and most Commonwealth citizens living here are entitled to register & vote in these elections.
So why not be safe and vote early in this election and avoid any socially distanced queuing at the polling station? Apply to vote early by downloading this form:
To make sure every adult in your household is registered to vote check the names on the letter from Lambeth Electoral Register team. If you didn’t get a letter or are not listed in the letter its easiest to register online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
All British, Commonwealth & European citizens are entitled to register to vote.
Having your name on the electoral roll also helps with things such as credit checks. So even if you move frequently its worth registering to vote at your new address. And be ready for any sudden general election!
The next elections are on Thursday 3rd May 2018 for the council
Letters from Lambeth council are going out to every household in the borough about the electoral register. If there are no change to the people listed it’s still important to confirm the details –easiest online or by text using the security codes in your letter. If you don’t confirm the names will come off the register after a while. People who are British, European, Commonwealth or Irish citizens are entitled to register to vote. Being on the electoral register also helps getting credit eg a credit card.
You can register to by post – but this is a slower two stage process.
The government has tightened up the rules making it harder for many people in Lambeth – especially those who move house a lot. This year a million people only just registered in time to vote in the general election in June. Many left it too late.
People who chose to vote by post are voting now to choose the next London Mayor.
There are 3 ballot papers: one for the Mayor; one to represent Lambeth & Southwark on the Greater London Assembly(GLA) and one for party representatives on the GLA.
To be counted postal ballots must be posted in time to reach the Council by the end of May 5th. Or they can be handed in at any polling station on Thursday May 5th election day.
If your postal ballot has not arrived by post by Thursday 28th April you can get another one- apply in person to Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill SW2 1RD with photo-id and confirmation of your address.
There is voting from 7am to 10pm for a council by-election on Thursday 14th August in Knights Hill ward – that is the area between Knollys Rd, Norwood Rd, Elder Rd, Crown Dale , Crown Lane & Leigham Court Rd.
Newly elected councillors Jane Pickard , Jackie Meldrum & Sonia Winifred at the count.
All 3 West Norwood wards( Gipsy Hill, Knights Hill & Thurlow Park) now have 3 Labour councillors each. Following the elections on 22nd May, with a 32% turnout, Lambeth council has 59 Labour councillors, 3 Tory councillors and one Green councillor.
The week after the bank holiday is a busy week for election hustings. Norwood Forum ( http://norwoodforum.org has organised separate husting meetings for candidates standing in each of the three wards in West Norwood to be held at St Luke’s church, Knights Hill SE27 0HS. Submit your questions at 6.45pm.
Tuesday 6th is Gipsy Hill ward candidates
Wednesday 7th May 2014 is Thurlow Park ward candidates
Thursday 8th May 2014 is Knights Hill ward candidates
The Crystal Palace Chamber of Commerce has also arranged hustings to hear from election candidates in the 5 boroughs that border Crystal Palace at 7pm in Queens Hotel, 122 Church Street SE19 2UG . See http://www.crystalpalacechamber.org/