Voters urged to register to have their say in May

Make sure you register to vote before midnight on Thursday 14 April.

Published: Wednesday, 23rd March 2022

Voting at the ballot box

On Thursday, 5 May Hounslow residents will get the chance to have their say on who represents them on Hounslow Council.

With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching, the Council is urging people to make sure they have registered in time to vote in May.


Register to vote

It takes just five minutes to apply online, but you must register before midnight on Thursday, 14 April.

If you are already registered you can expect to receive your poll card in the post by the end of March. Your poll card tells you which polling station you should use to vote on 5 May, but you do not need your poll card to vote. If possible, please bring your poll card as this will help speed up your voting process.


Your ward and polling station might have changed

Please check the location of your polling station on your poll card as this might be different this time because some of the Council’s ward boundaries and polling stations have changed.

You can also use our polling station finder to check where you need to go to vote on 5 May.


Voting by post of proxy

Voters can choose to vote in a number of ways – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote or to amend any existing absent voting arrangements is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April. 

The deadline to return a new proxy vote application form is 5pm on Tuesday 26 April.

For information on elections, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy, visit our election pages.


Stand as a candidate in the upcoming local elections

If you are interested in becoming a councillor, for further information please email the Head of Electoral Services.

Nominations are now open for those who want to stand as a candidate in the upcoming local elections. The deadline to submit nomination papers is Tuesday 5 April 2022 at 4pm. To book an appointment please email the Head of Electoral Services.


The Notice of Election was published on Wednesday, 23 March and nomination papers for those who want to stand in the election can now be downloaded.

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