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18 May 2017

Deadline to register to vote is today

No matter who is elected the outcome will have an impact in Wiltshire so it's important people have the opportunity to have their say and get out and vote

Carlton Brand, Wiltshire's Returning Officer for local elections and Wiltshire Council Corporate Director


The deadline to register to vote in the general election is midnight tonight (22 May).

If you need to register please visit GOV.UK and follow the simple process which should only take a few minutes. You will need your National Insurance number and date of birth. If you registered to vote in the recent local elections then there is no need to re-register.

Postal votes will be despatched on or around 26 May, and if that is likely to be too late for you, then postal voters can change their arrangements by no later than 23 May i.e. you  may wish to change it to a proxy vote.

The general election will take place on 8 June with the count taking place overnight. If you have already registered, your polling card will have already arrived or will shortly be on their way.

Carlton Brand, Wiltshire's returning officer and Wiltshire Council corporate director, said: "It has been a busy election-period and thousands of people have registered to vote since this election was called a few weeks ago.

"No matter who is elected the outcome will have an impact in Wiltshire so it's important people have the opportunity to have their say and get out and vote. It goes without saying, the right to vote cannot be taken lightly and we hope as many people as possible take up the opportunity."

For more information on the election, including a list of all the candidates, please visit our election page.

Last updated: 23 May 2017 | Last reviewed: 23 May 2017

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