If you haven’t already registered to vote - time is running out

Published: Friday 19th May 17

With June’s general election moving ever closer people are being reminded that they only have a few days left to register to vote if they haven’t yet done so.

To make sure people can have their say on June 8 they must apply to join the electoral register by midnight on Monday, May 22.

People can do this online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

The electoral register is compiled annually – every autumn – and people who did not return their registration form at the time or register online may not be registered.

People who receive and pay council tax bills are not automatically included on the register. 

Residents can check to make sure their vote is secure by calling (020) 8871 6023.

Those who are registered and would like a postal vote are being advised that they must submit their applications by 5pm on Tuesday, May 23. People who are already permanently registered for a postal vote do not need to apply again.

An application for a postal vote can be downloaded from www.yourvotematters.co.uk

Residents submitting postal and proxy vote applications close to the deadlines are advised to send a clear scanned copy by email.

British citizens, along with citizens of qualifying Commonwealth countries, the Republic of Ireland and British Overseas Territories are all eligible to vote in this election.  In addition those British citizens who live overseas and are registered as overseas electors will be able to vote.

Ahead of polling day all registered voters will receive a polling card showing them the location of their polling station. The cards are not actually required to vote. If they are lost or mislaid people will be able to find where their local polling station is in the days running up to the election by keying in their full postcode at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/vote.

On Thursday, June 8 polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm. The counting of votes for the borough’s three Parliamentary constituencies of Battersea, Putney and Tooting will commence that night, with the results expected to be announced in the early hours of June 9.

For more information about the electoral process and how to register to vote or apply for a postal or proxy vote people can visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/vote.

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