Note: All citizens of London have the right to vote and may vote at their closest polling station without ID or a fixed address. However, this will require completion of two forms, so we recommend some work in advance to access ID and verify address, as outlined below.
How staff can assist those experiencing homelessness before the election:
STEP 1: NO FIXED ADDRESS
Get on the Voters’ List
- This can be completed beforehand by going to the Elections Office in City Hall.
- Your address does not have to be an exact location. It can be a street corner or approximate location.
- Support and Shelter Staff can assist with the process by providing a completed Declaration of Identity Form.
STEP 2: IDENTIFICATION
Ensure you have the correct ID
- Support and shelter staff can ensure that individuals have ID from the list of Acceptable documents for voter identification 2018. Assist individuals in accessing existing ID replacement clinics.
- In the case that individuals are lacking ID, you can streamline the process by providing a completed Declaration of Identity Form.
STEP 3: ELECTION DAY
Even if you missed step 1 and step 2, you can still go and vote!
- Receiving a Voter Notification Card and having ID makes voting quicker. However, without the card, not being on the voting list, and not having ID are not limitations on voting, they just mean a longer process at the poll.
- Ideally, bring ID or a completed Declaration of Identity Form to the poll.
- To know where to go to vote, you can enter an address closest o where you usually stay on the City of London website.