Make sure you’re registered to vote in the general election

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Time is running out for Worcester residents to make sure they are registered to vote in the general election on Thursday 12 December.

If you're not already on the electoral register you need to apply by 11.59pm on Tuesday 26 November to vote in the general election the following month.

Registering to vote takes just five minutes – head to gov.uk/register-to-vote. All you need is your National Insurance (NI) number.

Residents who have registered to vote but would prefer not to go to a polling station in person on 12 December can apply for a postal vote or arrange for someone else to be able to vote on their behalf, with a proxy vote. Details of how to apply for either of these options are at www.worcester.gov.uk/elections.

The deadlines for these applications are:

  • Postal votes – 5pm on 26 November
  • Proxy votes – 5pm on 4 December

Shane Flynn, Electoral Registration Officer for Worcester City Council, said:

"If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure you are registered to vote. All you need is your National Insurance number and five minutes to log on to gov.uk/register-to-vote. Then you'll be able to make your voice heard by deciding who represents you in parliament.

"Remember – if you're not registered by 26 November, you won't be able to vote on 12 December."

Residents are also being reminded to carefully check where to vote on their polling card, as some new polling stations are being deployed for the forthcoming general election. 

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