Deadline to register to vote draws close

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There are just five days left to register to vote in the upcoming general election.

The election is now three weeks away on Thursday, June 8 and political parties are in full swing campaigning to win seats at Westminster.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday, June 8th.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday, June 8th.

Monday, May 22 is the last date to register to be able to vote in the general election.

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.

Constituents who were already registered to vote in the May elections do not need to register again to vote in the general election.

However residents will need to register if they need to:

• update their names, address or other details on the electoral register

• change your voting preferences, for example to vote in person or by post

• change whether they are on the open register.

Registering to cast a vote usually takes about five minutes and can be done online here:

Those without access to the internet should call their local district council.

To be able to register, residents must have their National Insurance number to hand.

On voting day polls at community centres, pubs, village halls and other spaces will be open between 7am and 10pm.