Deadline to register to vote in General Election 2017 just days away

19 Mai, 2017, 22:07 | Author: Claudine Rigal
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"If you are unsure whether you are registered then it is definitely worth double checking by calling our elections team before it is too late".

But who can register to vote and how do you do it? June 8, can also request a postal or a proxy vote. Voting by post is an easy and convenient alternative to voting in person.

Novelty offers to persuade young voters to sign up includes encouragement from Thorpe Park - the popular theme park has said it will offer 18-24s a ticket for just £20 if they bring along proof they have signed up to vote in the upcoming election.

You must be registered by 11.59pm on Monday, May 22, in order to take part in the June 8 election. Please make sure you keep in mind to sign and put your date of birth on your postal vote statement and include it with your postal vote when returning it.

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More than one million applications to register to vote have been made since Theresa May called the election in April - with nearly a third from people aged under 25, and just 1% from people over 75.

"The general election registration deadline is fast approaching. We don't want anyone to miss out on this opportunity".

For those applying for a postal vote the deadline is 5pm on Tuesday, May 23 and for others who plan on voting by proxy - to get someone else to vote for you - the deadline to register is 5pm on Wednesday, May 31. The views and opinions expressed by individuals in the comments section above do not represent those of Island Echo, it's employees or advertisers.

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