People are being urged to check their eligibility to vote in the upcoming council elections to avoid missing out on having their say.

All 63 Harrow Council seats will be contested on May 3 and there is more scope as to who can take part than in other recent elections and referendums.

Any Harrow resident can vote if they are from the UK, any EU country, or any Commonwealth country and have leave to remain in the UK.

But to get involved, residents must be registered to vote. The deadline for registration is April 17 and can be done online at

“The right to vote is a precious one,” said Harrow's returning officer, Hugh Peart.

“If you can vote, then I urge you to get involved and have your say in May. Joining the electoral register takes five minutes online – don’t be one of those people who misses out.”