Unregistered voter? You've just weeks left to apply

20 April 2017

Unregistered voters who want to have their say in the General Election this June have until May 22 to register to vote. 


Brent Council is calling on any unregistered eligible voters who want to vote in the nationwide poll on June 8 2017 to sign up today.


Eligible voters can sign up quickly and easily at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and the deadline for registration is midnight on Monday May 22.


Carolyn Downs, Acting Returning Officer for Brent said:


"It is vital that any unregistered voters who want to have their say in the General Election sign up as soon as possible. So far, more than 90 percent of Brent residents have registered but there are still thousands of people who could be on the electoral register if they want to be. If you are one of those people I'd urge you to register today and not leave it until the last minute."


16 and 17-year-olds can register themselves so that they will be able to vote as soon as they turn 18.


Students who are living away at university can also register at both their term time address and home address.


You can register online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by calling the Brent electoral services office on 020 8937 1372.


In order to vote in a General Election, you must be registered to vote, be 18 or over on the day of the election and be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen. EU citizens resident in the UK are not eligible to vote in this election.


For more information about constituencies, postal votes and eligibility for voting in Brent visit www.brent.gov.uk/elections2017.