One in eight not registered to vote ahead of election in the South West

One in eight not registered to vote ahead of election in the South West

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 12:01am 23rd November 2019.

One in eight people are not registered to vote in South West England.

The Electoral commission says that 13% of voters aren't registered to vote ahead of the general election on 13th December.

If that's you and you want to vote, you must do so by Tuesday 26th November. 

Young people and those who have recently moved house are most likely to be incorrectly registered, according to the data.

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A person can register to vote in December's general election if they are:  

  • Aged 18 or over on polling day
  • British citizen resident in the UK
  • An Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen resident in the UK

Adrian Green, Electoral Commission regional manager for South West England, said:

"The whole country is gearing up for this election and it is vital that those in South West England are able to have their say, and they must be registered by Tuesday (26th November). 

"It only takes five minutes to register to vote online - time that you might otherwise spend waiting for the kettle to boil or for a bus to arrive. So if you want to make sure your voice is heard and you're not already registered, go online and register now."

You can register to vote online.

Anyone who won't be able to get to their polling station on 12th December can arrange either a postal or proxy vote.