03 September 2012
Next March sees full City-wide elections for the City of London, so it is important to be registered so you can vote.
Residents and organisations (not just businesses) in the Square Mile will be sent forms asking them to register. For residents this will be a part of a normal cycle of electoral information they receive but for some organisations this will be the first time they have been eligible to take part in elections.
Because of the unique nature of the Square Mile, there are around 10,000 residents but people who work in the City can have a say in how the City is run and who represents them in the City of London Corporation. The larger the organisation, the more people they can register to vote.
Staff at all levels can vote and as far as possible the make-up of the organisation’s workforce should be reflected in those who vote.
The City Corporation promotes and supports the City as the world leader in finance and business services, both in the UK and overseas. It also provides a wide range of services that directly affect organisations – from infrastructure improvements, street cleaning and planning to parks, gardens, arts and heritage.
Registering to vote and exercising that right is the most effective way for organisations to shape the services the City Corporation provides and the way it provides them. So sign up for next year’s elections and have your say on your City.
For more information, please contact Electoral Services:
T 0800 587 5537
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About the City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation. It supports and promotes the City as the world leader in international finance and business services and provides local services and policing for those working in, living in and visiting the Square Mile. It also provides valued services to London and the nation. These include the Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama; the Guildhall Library and Art Gallery and London Metropolitan Archive; education (including three independent schools and sponsor of three City Academies); five Thames bridges (including Tower Bridge and the Millennium Bridge); the Central Criminal Court at Old Bailey; over 10,000 acres of open spaces (including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest), and three wholesale food markets. It is also London’s Port Health Authority and runs the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow. It works in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on the regeneration of surrounding areas and the City of London Corporation’s charity, the City Bridge Trust, makes grants of more than £15 million annually to charitable projects in London.