Register to vote in the 2017 General Election

11 May 2017

Monday 22 May was the deadline for registering to vote in the General Election on 8 June. You must be on the electoral register to vote.

Registering to vote

It only takes a few minutes to register to vote online, or you can register by post.

Standing as a candidate in the General Election

The deadline for those wishing to stand as a candidate in the General Election has passed. The deadline for submitting nomination papers was 4pm on Thursday 11 May.

Voting in the general election

You can vote in person, by post or by proxy. The deadline for applying for a postal vote was Tuesday 23 May and for applying for a proxy vote it is 31 May.

Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission estimates that approximately 15% of people who are eligible to vote are not registered, approximately 7 million people.

Further information

The Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission is an independent body set up by the UK Parliament. The Commission regulates party and election finance and sets standards for well-run elections under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (2000).

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