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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Less than half of voters in London took part in the last Mayoral poll in 2008 – sparking efforts to get more residents in the capital to mark their ballot this time.
A giant inflatable ballot box is making a tour of famous spots in London ahead of polling day, in 45 days time.
Turnout was 45.3 per cent four years ago - a record high, when Conservative Boris Johnson won the race for City Hall.
But it fell to as low as 26 per cent in one Hounslow ward, while in parts of Hammersmith and Fulham ballot cards were marked by seven in every 10 voters.
On polling day on May 3, around 5.8 million will be eligible to vote. The deadline for registering to vote is April 18.
“We want Londoners to look out for the giant ballot box in their boroughs and next to their local landmarks and pass on the word to friends and colleagues – have your say on May 3,” said John Bennett, Greater London Returning Officer.
For information about how to register to vote and more, visit: www.londonelects.org.uk/