Polling station in Islington

Get ready to vote: three things you need to know

In Islington, we're getting ready for the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections on Thursday, 2 May. We want everyone in our borough to be able to vote and have their say. 

To make sure your voice is heard, there are three key things to know – including important changes about voter ID (identification). 

Register to vote 

Firstly, if you haven't already registered to vote, now is the time to do so. Registering is quick, easy, and free. You can complete the process conveniently online through the GOV.UK website. Here in Islington, thousands of our residents are already registered to vote - if you’re not registered yet, you can easily join them today. 

The deadline for registering to vote in the upcoming elections is fast approaching. Make sure your voice counts by registering before midnight on Tuesday, 16 April. 

Do you have your valid photo ID to vote? 

It's important to be aware of the new requirement to present valid photo ID at the polling station when you cast your vote. This is a major change, and we want to ensure that every voter is prepared. Don't wait until Election Day to check whether you have the necessary ID. Take a moment to check that your identification meets the requirements.  

Changes to the Mayor of London election process 

In 2022 the UK Government passed the Elections Act which changed the way we vote for the Mayor of London. Find out more about these changes at the London Elects website

To stay informed about all the changes to the voting process in Islington, you can visit our dedicated webpage on the Islington Council website

We can all shape our future by voting, so make sure your voice is heard on 2 May. 

Contact information

If you are a member of the public with a general question about the council please view the contact information on our website or call 020 7527 2000.