Last chance to register to vote in General Election
Monday 22nd May 2017 09:33 News Tameside Posted by Adam Higgins

Time is running out for people across Tameside to register to vote in the General Election on June 8.

Voters have until 11.59pm today (Monday, May 22) to register through the official website by going to gov.uk/register-to-vote.

People can vote in a General Election if they are a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen aged 18 years or older on polling day on Thursday, June 8.

Voters must be resident in the UK or have been registered to vote in a British election within the last 15 years if they are living abroad. You don’t need to register again if you’ve already registered.

You can register to vote online with a simple form that should only take around five minutes to fill out and you may need to provide your National Insurance number.

There are currently seven million people who not registered to vote in the UK and government is hoping to decrease this number.

In 2015 only around four in 10 voted, compared with more than three-quarters of people aged 55 and above.