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

HAVE YOUR SAY The voter registration deadline is looming

HAVE YOUR SAY The voter registration deadline is looming

The deadline for registering to vote is on Monday. Voters are being advised to check that they are registered to vote in the election, on June 8, and to check whether they will need to cast their vote in a different way during the holiday season.

This online service is for England, Wales and Scotland only - if you live in Northern Ireland, you will need to register using a different form. However, 17-year-olds can still register to vote.

And while interest is high - the number of people visiting the website to apply for a postal or proxy vote has also risen by over 2,000 per cent - there are fears some residents will not realise it is their responsibility to ensure they have a vote at the election on June 8. 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.

In the run-up to the general election, The Gazette will be profiling the candidates standing in local constituencies.

Some 87% of homeowners are registered - only 56% of private renters are.

Due to the short time available between now and election day, the Electoral Commission has advised that Britons living overseas who are registered to vote should apply for a proxy vote at this stage, due to the short time-frame.

In a few weeks, Britain will hold its second general election in two years - and time is running out to register to vote and make your voice heard.

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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