Register to vote in the 2015 General Election

Have you registered to vote in the General Election on 7 May?

If you live on a boat, you must register by 20th April and before every election to be eligible to vote.

Live aboard boaters in Hackney can register to vote by declaring a local connection. The declaration of a local connection form can be requested by calling 020 8356 3232 or by collecting a form in person from Electoral Services at Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8 1EA.

If you are registering by declaring a local connection, you CANNOT register to vote online and must fill in a physical form.

If you have an address where you normally receive post, we can send your polling card there, or you can use the electoral registration office address for all mail relating to elections.

If you are already registered to vote, you will receive a new form to fill in to stay on the register. If you collect your polling card and other electoral mail from the electoral registration office, there will be a copy waiting there for you to collect.

This form will ask for your address - this is the nearest street name and postcode of your most recent mooring. You will also be asked if you have moved in the last 12 months - please provide the street name and postcode of your last mooring location.

If you require any further information about registering to vote please visit

The deadline to register to vote in the May 2015 General Election is 20 April.

The Electoral Registration Officer
London Borough of Hackney
Town Hall
Mare Street
London E8 1EA

TEL: 020 8356 3232

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