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Are you registered to vote?

Are you registered to vote?

17 May 2017
Elections

This week, Wokingham Borough Council’s returning officer Andrew Moulton is asking residents – are you registered to vote? Because if anyone hasn’t registered by Monday 22 May, then they won’t be able to have their say at the general election on Thursday 8 June.


Andrew Moulton said: "The application process is quick and easy via: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. The last day to apply to register in time for the general election on 8 June is Monday 22 May. It's predicted there will a high volume of last minute online applications due to it being a snap election. In the majority of cases they will go through very quickly with no problem, but it is best to get in early just in case."


As well as making sure they are registered to vote, electors are being asked to think about how they will vote. Not which party or candidate they will vote for, but whether they wish to vote by going to their local polling station or by some other method such as by post or proxy.


The last date to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May and the last date to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May.

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