GENERAL ELECTION 2017, Thursday, 8 June - USE YOUR VOTE – DON’T LOSE OUT
Registration deadline: Monday 22 May – it takes 5 minutes to register and make a difference
To have a say in the general election you must be on the electoral roll. The deadline for registration is Monday, 22 May – it takes just 5 minutes. You will need your National Insurance number. If you are a UK citizen living abroad you will also need your passport.
Our pay, pension contributions, staffing numbers, targets and day-to-day instructions are determined by the government of the day. It is therefore in all our interests to make sure we vote.
The general election takes place on Thursday, 8 June, it is important you register to vote and then use your vote on the day. Hundreds of thousands of people could be disenfranchised by failing to register in time.
POSTAL VOTE: Once you are confirmed as registered and on the electoral roll, you can register for a postal vote by filling out a postal application form and returning it to your local electoral registration office by the deadline: Tuesday 23 May. Click here to find your local electoral registration office. Please note, this application can only be made by voters who are already on the electoral role previously or registered by the 22 May, 2017 deadline.
PROXY VOTE: If you are overseas for the election it is recommended that you vote by proxy to avoid postal delays affecting your vote. Application deadline: England Wales: Scotland 5pm Wednesday 31 May. The deadline for absent vote applications in Northern Ireland is 5pm on Thursday, 18 May.