Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

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

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

In England, Scotland and Wales, the deadline to return your application to vote by post for the general election is 17:00 on Tuesday 23rd May. The general election takes place on June 8, when the Island will choose a new member of parliament after Andrew Turner stood down in disgrace following an outcry over comments made about homosexuality.

ANYONE who wants to have a say on who will be the Isle of Wight's next MP, must be registered to vote by midnight on Monday.

Vote, you Nigel. Even if it isn't a popular choice, just vote.

Mr Jack added: "Registering is very quick and easy to do - it only takes five minutes".

You will need to your National Insurance number to complete the form, and your passport if you're a British citizen living overseas. According to data from the electoral register, 591,730 people under the age of 25 have applied to register, and a further 599,371 between the ages of 25 and 34 have also signed up.

Despite living at an address on a temporary basis, private renters are still eligible to vote at that address. "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".

To find their details, enter your postcode on the Your Vote Matters website, which will give you the contact details of your local electoral registration office.

With a few days to go until the deadline to register to vote in the general election, the Isle of Wight Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered in time.

You must also be a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen and be a resident at a United Kingdom address, or a British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the United Kingdom in the last 15 years.

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