Register now to vote

People are being urged to complete their electoral registration forms to make sure they don't lose their right to vote at next year's Mayor of London, Greater London Authority and European Parliamentary elections.

Forms have already been sent to every home in the borough and people are being advised to complete their form and return it to the town hall as quickly as possible. Council staff will be calling at those addresses which do not return their forms to ensure the electoral roll is as comprehensive as possible.

People whose details have not changed can also register quickly and easily using a new freephone number. To do this they must have their form with its pre-printed details with them when they call and they will need to use a touch-tone phone. The freephone number is 0800 081 0215.

Citizens of the following countries may also be eligible to vote at next year's elections if they have joined the European Union, and their names should be included on registration forms along with their nationality.

The countries affected are the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Elections will be held on June 10, 2004 for the Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority and the European Parliament.

For more information telephone (020) 8871 6023 or (020) 8871 6024 (voice and minicom) or log onto

21st September 2003