Registration deadline looms for June 8 election

HAVE YOUR SAY The voter registration deadline is looming

HAVE YOUR SAY The voter registration deadline is looming

And while interest is high - the number of people visiting the website to apply for a postal or proxy vote has also risen by over 2,000 per cent - there are fears some residents will not realise it is their responsibility to ensure they have a vote at the election on June 8.

Of the 89,838 adults in Wyre, 86,657 are registered to vote - and 2,950 signed up since the general election was called.

The deadline to vote is 22 May and everyone is keen to do their bit to encourage the young voters to head to the polling stations on June 8th, when the snap General Election will be held.

Even so, hundreds of thousands of eligible overseas voters did not register to vote last year - and more than one-million others could not do so due to the "15-year rule" which bans voting after 15 years abroad.

This online service is for England, Wales and Scotland only - if you live in Northern Ireland, you will need to register using a different form.

If you are already registered and have chosen to vote by post, your postal voting ballot paper will be delivered from Saturday, May 20.

To vote in a general election, you must have registered to vote and must be 18 or over on polling day.

What is the registration deadline?

. According to the BBC, this has been put down to that Facebook reminder that went out to users across the United Kingdom, along with the fact that younger people are more likely to have changed addresses, and therefore need to register.

You will need your passport if you're a British citizen living overseas.

If you are already registered from previous elections you do not need to register again.

You can not vote if you have been legally excluded from doing so.

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