Election Information

On Tuesday 18th April, the Prime Minister called a snap general election, which will take place on Thursday 8th June 2017. Make sure you have your say in this election by registering to vote today.

Those already on the electoral roll do not need to register again and your local authority can tell you if you are already on the register. If you voted in the EU referendum last year and have not moved, you are likely to be on the list already.

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Who can vote?

British citizens, qualifying Commonwealth citizens (including Cyprus and Malta) and citizens of the Republic of Ireland are entitled to vote in UK parliamentary elections. Citizens of European Union member states are not eligible to vote at the general election.

Registering to vote - Make sure you are registered to vote by Monday 22nd May to vote in the general election

The registration system changed in June 2014 and now each individual is responsible for registration, rather than under the old system where the ‘head of the household’ registered everyone who lived at their address. To register, go to the government website www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Postal vote information 

In England, Scotland and Wales, you can choose to vote by post, if you cannot or do not wish to attend your polling station. You do not have to give any reason for asking for a postal vote. If you would you like to apply for a postal vote, you can fill out the form available at www.yourvotematters.co.uk

 

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