Everything you need to know about casting your vote in Hounslow
As the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections get closer and closer, Hounslow voters are reminded to register so they can have their say on 5 May.
Londoners have one week left to register to vote before the deadline of Monday 18 April. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Greater London Returning Officer (GLRO), Jeff Jacobs said:
“The Mayor runs London, and has responsibility for issues that affect all of us, from policing, housing and culture, to the economy, environment and transport.
The Assembly holds the Mayor to account on behalf of Londoners.
“Every four years Londoners get the chance to shape this unique form of government – and their city. So, Hounslow voters – don’t miss out, remember to register and have your say!”
Elections statistics for Hounslow
- Estimated electorate: 180,494*
- 107 polling stations
- A possible 551,331 ballot papers to count
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*
All Londoners who are registered to vote in these elections will receive an information booklet including mini-manifestos from the Mayoral candidates, list of candidates/parties standing in the London Assembly contest, and information on how to vote. You can also read the booklet online.
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.
London-wide Assembly Members
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
Your polling station 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 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