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Who can vote

To vote in any election in Merton you must be: 

  • registered to vote 
  • 18 or over on the day of the election 
  • not legally excluded from voting 

Mayor of London and London Assembly elections 

You must be: 

Local elections (including ward by-elections) 

You must be: 

If you live in two different local authority areas (for example because you're a student), you can vote in both places in local elections, provided you are registered to vote in both areas. 

General elections 

You must be: 

  • a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen 
  • resident at an address in Merton (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in Merton in the last 15 years)