Have you got any questions about LVRW? Or are there issues to do with Voter Registration that you've never understood? The answer might be on this page.
1. What is London Voter Registration Week (LVRW)?
It's a non-party political, impartial, non-election specific project run by the Greater London Authority, in partnership with a delivery partner, the London Voter Registration Strategic Partnership and a broad coalition of support, to encourage Londoners – especially under-registered and under-represented Londoners – to register to vote. You can find more details about it here.
2. What is the Greater London Authority?
The Greater London Authority, also known as City Hall, is the devolved regional governance body of London, with jurisdiction over both counties of Greater London and the City of London. You can find more information here.
3. How do I register to vote?
It couldn't be easier – just head to gov.uk/register-to-vote and fill in the online form. All you need is your national insurance number.
4. Who can register to vote?
Currently, British citizens, Commonwealth and EU nationals residing in London can register and vote. But due to the UK leaving the European Union, the voting rights of EU nationals might change. Find out who can vote and which elections you can vote in here.
5. Do I have to be 18 to register to vote?
No! It's a common misconception. In England, so in London, you actually have to register to vote from 16 years old, but you won't be able to vote in an election until you're 18.
6. As a student, which address should I use to register to vote?
Students can register to vote at both their home address and their university/ term address, but can only vote once to the same electoral area or position.
If your home and university addresses are in two different local authority areas, then you can vote in both local elections.
However, even if you are registered in two areas – at home and at university – you can only vote in one at a general election. It is a criminal offence to vote twice in a UK general election.