At MDXSU we are dedicated to ensuring the views of students and young people are heard. We want to make sure you are all able to cast your vote in the next election, with all the knowledge you need to make an informed choice.
The next London Mayoral Elections will be taking place on Thursday 6th May 2021.
Not sure how to register to vote? Not sure if you're eligible to vote? Read on for our FAQs, or click the quick links below to view a specific question.
There are various national and local elections which take place across the UK where you are eligible to vote in. These include general elections, council elections and mayoral elections. The next Mayor of London and London Assembly Elections are scheduled for Thursday 6 May 2021. This is where people living in London will vote to determine who will represent them as the Mayor of London and as part of the London Assembly.
To register to vote simply visit the gov.uk website and click start now. You will be asked for your National Insurance Number but you can still register without one.
To register to vote you must be aged 16 (or 14 or over in Sotland and Wales). You must also be one of the following:
To vote in the London Mayoral elections you must:
Whenever the election takes place you will not be alone - the next election will be the first time that many people have voted. You can vote locally in person (either near your student accommodation, or at home), by post, or by proxy.
How to vote:
Democracy is about people having their say and it is your right to vote and to be heard. People have fought and died for the right to vote for many years, and in many places around the world they still are. Voting in an election is about deciding who will represent you, and will make decisions that affect you.
This is your chance to vote for that you believe in.