London Borough of Barnet

Get there early on 3 May

Published Monday 30 April 2012

Voters are being urged not to leave it until the last minute to cast their vote on 3 May.

The elections will give residents a chance to vote for the Mayor of London and the 25 members of the London Assembly, including Barnet and Camden’s constituency member.

Polling stations are open for residents to vote from 7am and close at 10pm. Voters need to have been issued with their ballot papers in hand by 10pm inside the polling station to enable them to vote. The law does not allow ballot papers to be issued after 10pm, even if a voter is at the polling station before then, so it’s important that voters make every effort to get there as early as possible.

The people being voted for are responsible for many aspects of everyday life – from the underground and local bus services to policing, green spaces, air quality and Trafalgar Square.

All those registered to vote should by now have received their polling cards for the London elections which confirms the polling date, polling times and a map to their allocated polling station.

A dedicated helpline has been launched by Barnet Council offering residents assistance on any voting issues.

Residents can phone 020 8359 4111 Monday - Friday, 9:00am until 5.00pm, and then from 24 April to 2 May 9am to 8pm.

Chief Executive of Barnet Council and Consituency Returning Officer Nick Walkley said: “To avoid queues we are urging people to vote as early as possible on the day. It’s important not to miss your opportunity to vote by leaving it to the last minute. By voting early you are doing your bit in helping us to achieve a better election.”

As with all elections, voters must be 18 years of age or over and be on the electoral register.

More information on the GLA elections.

Contact Press Officer: Sue Cocker