Residents across the borough are being urged to register to vote in the elections for the Mayor of London and London Assembly taking place on Thursday 2 May. The deadline is approaching soon – all registration applications must be received by Tuesday 16 April. Residents can register to vote here External link.

The deadline for applying for a postal vote also falls next week, with residents needing to apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. Postal vote applications can be made here External link.

These will be the first elections to be held in Barnet where voter ID is required. The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station. More information about voter ID and the different formats that are acceptable can be found on the Electoral Commission website External link or via their helpline at 0800 3280280.

Polls will be open at 7am on Thursday 2 May and will close at 10pm. For more information about the upcoming elections, head to External link

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