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Just four days left to register to vote in the General Election

Press Release   •  May 18, 2017 10:28 BST

With four days until the deadline to register to vote in the General Election, Bury Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered in time.

On Thursday 8 June voters in Bury North and Bury South will go to the polls to elect their Members of Parliament.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 22 May. Anyone not registered to vote at their current address can register online at www.gov.uk/registertovote

If you will be unable to cast your vote in person on 8 June, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote. The deadline to apply to vote by post for the general election is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May. The deadline for a proxy vote, under which you nominate someone else to cast your vote for you, is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May.

Emma Hartley, head of campaigns at the Electoral Commission, said: “Our research indicates that recent home movers in particular are less likely to be registered to vote. Often people think that applying to pay council tax means you are added to the electoral register too, but that is not the case. If you’ve moved house in the past few months make sure you take five minutes and go online to register to vote now.”

ENDS

Press release issued: 18 May 2017.