Last chance to register to vote in general election as candidates are confirmed

12 May 2017

 

 

The clock is ticking for Brent residents to make sure they are registered to vote and have their say in the general election taking place on 8 June. 

 

Brent residents who are British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizens and aged 18 and over on 8 June will not be able to have their say in the general election - unless they are registered to vote before the deadline of Monday 22 May. 

 

Carolyn Downs, Acting Returning Officer for Brent, said:

 

"It is our civic duty as well as our democratic right to hold elected politicians to account and to play our part in choosing those who will govern us over the next five years.

 

"Once registered to vote, residents who are not able to make it to a polling station on the day of the general election can apply for a postal vote by 5pm on 23 May, or for a proxy vote by 5pm on 31 May, but first need to be on the electoral register."

 

To register to vote, apply for a postal or proxy vote, or for more information, visit www.brent.gov.uk/elections2017

 

The full list of candidates standing for election in the Brent Central, Brent North and Hampstead and Kilburn parliamentary constituencies are available online.