Voting

Polling Station

The Polling Station for Cantwell Road is literally round the corner, in Paget Rise.

Voting is in St Joseph's Catholic Church Hall.

Unless the rules change, you don't need to take any identification with you, but your voting card can help the tellers.

Registering to vote

If you're not registered, it takes about 5 minutes online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote


Who can register
You must be aged 16 or over (or 14 or over in Scotland and Wales).

You must also be one of the following:

  • a British citizen

  • an Irish or EU citizen living in the UK

  • a Commonwealth citizen who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission

  • a citizen of another country living in Scotland or Wales who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission

Check which elections you’re eligible to vote in.

Voting by Post

Greenwich says, "You can apply to vote by post for any reason. If you are concerned about voting in person or might find it more convenient then apply now as there are legal deadlines for applications and earlier applications are sent our first. Due to the number we send out applications made near the deadline can arrive near to polling day. Completed postal votes must reach us by the close of normal polling to be counted.

Download a postal vote application form (PDF)

Email your completed form (we accept the form by scan or good quality photograph) to
postal-vote@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.
We check the signature you give us on the form against one we ask you to supply when you vote. So you must have your actual signature (not a computerised font) on the form, or your vote will be rejected.

You can also post your completed form to:
Electoral Services,
Town Hall, Wellington Street,
London, SE18 6PW

Voting by Proxy

Greenwich says, "Proxy voting means appointing somebody else to vote for you on your behalf if you can not get to your polling station. You must both be registered to vote but your proxy does not have to live in Royal Greenwich.

Your proxy will be sent a proxy poll card, telling them where and when to vote. You must let your proxy know which candidate or party you want them to vote for on your behalf.

In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you can not vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy.

This must be something that you were not aware of before the normal proxy vote deadline.

If you think you need to vote by emergency proxy, please call 020 8921 5882.

Electoral Registration Office

Woolwich Town Hall,

Wellington Street,

London SE18 6PW

Telephone: 020 8921 5183

Email: elect@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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