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


There are just five days left to register to vote in the upcoming general election. The deadline to return your application to vote by post for the general election is 5pm on Tuesday, May 23.

More than one million applications to register to vote have been made since Theresa May called the election in April - with nearly a third from people aged under 25, and just 1% from people over 75. On the flip side, less than half the registered voters in Richmond South Centre, Richmond North Centre, Surrey-Whalley, Peace River South, Vancouver-Kingsway, Burnaby-Deer Lake, Burnaby- Edmonds and Kelowna-Lake Country made it out to the polls on election day.

The deadline to register to vote is Monday.

You will need to your National Insurance number to complete the form, and your passport if you're a British citizen living overseas.

This compares to 65% of 18 and 19 year-olds and 67% of 20 to 24 year-olds who were eligible to be registered to vote.

You can also use the online form to update your name, address or other details on the electoral register, change your voting preferences or change whether you are on the open register.

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What is the registration deadline?


According to an Electoral Commission report published past year, the younger you are, the less likely you are to be registered to vote.

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.

If you are already registered from previous elections you do not need to register again.

You can not vote if you have been legally excluded from doing so.