REGISTER TO VOTE

VOTERS LIVING IN THE UK

If you are already registered to vote, you do not need to register to vote again for the UK general election.

If you are not registered to vote, you will need to register by Monday 22 May in order to vote on 8 June.

In England, Scotland and Wales you can register to vote at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

In Northern Ireland, visit our Register to vote in Northern Ireland page to download a registration form.

VOTERS LIVING OVERSEAS

If you were registered for the EU referendum and you haven’t been asked to renew your registration then you do not need to re-register to vote in the UK general election.

If you have been asked to renew your registration and haven’t yet done so, make sure you renew as soon as possible.

In England, Scotland and Wales you can register to vote at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

To register to vote in Northern Ireland, visit the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website to download the correct form.

If you’re unsure, contact your local authority.

 

Information sourced at: https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/uk-general-election-2017 


WHO CAN VOTE?

To vote at the UK general election you must be registered to vote and:

  • 18 years of age or over on polling day
  • be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • be resident at an address in the UK (or a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
  • not be legally excluded from voting

The following cannot vote in a UK Parliament election:

  • members of the House of Lords
  • EU citizens (other than UK, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta) resident in the UK
  • anyone other than British, Irish and qualifying Commonwealth citizens
  • convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences, excluding contempt of court (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register)
  • anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election

HOW DO I VOTE?

The UK general election uses the First Past The Post system.

You will receive one ballot paper.

You should mark an ‘X’ against the one candidate you want to elect to represent your constituency.

When votes are counted, the candidate who receives the most votes is elected as MP for your constituency.

 

 

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