Register to vote
The local elections will be held on 3 May, and Ealing Council is reminding
residents who have moved address in the last year or changed their details to
make sure they are registered to vote. Rachael Coutinho reports.
ou are not automatically
registered to vote, even if
you pay council tax. Unless
you are registered, you
cannot vote and you will miss a critical
opportunity to have your say on what
happens where you live and the
services on offer in your community.
Not being registered could also affect
your credit rating.
There are 69 councillors serving on
Ealing Council, with three councillors
representing each of the borough’s
When you vote on 3 May 2018, you
will be able to choose up to three
people to represent the ward you live
in. Once the votes have been counted,
the top three candidates for each ward
will be elected to serve on the council.
Ealing Council provides hundreds of
services to local residents and businesses
– everything from maintaining the
roads to recycling, from schools to food
hygiene inspections, and from sports
centres to libraries. The council’s priorities,
and budgets, are set by its councillors,
and most big decisions are made by
them. Your vote is the best way you can
influence who those councillors are and
the decisions they make on your behalf.
HOW TO REGISTER
Being registered to vote does not mean
you have to vote, it just means you can.
The deadline for you to register for
the local elections is 17 April 2018.
Even if you will not be around on
3 May 2018 to vote in person, you
may still be able to vote if you register
and apply for a postal vote. For more
information on this option, see the
‘more info’ box on this page.
n Contact the electoral
services team 8.30am-
5pm (Monday-Friday) on
020 8825 7777 or email
n Visit www.ealing.gov.uk/
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