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Less than two weeks left to register to vote in the General Election

Published Friday, 12 May 2017

With less than two weeks to go until the deadline to register to vote in the General Election, Coventry City Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered in time. 

Register to Vote

On Thursday 8 June, voters in Coventry can head to their polling stations to elect their Member of Parliament in the General Election up until 10pm. 

However, anyone who isn’t registered to vote could miss out on having their say if they don’t register to vote by midnight on Monday 22 May. 

Liz Read, Electoral Services Manager for Coventry City Council, said: “The General Election is fast approaching now. With under two weeks to go, I want to urge everyone to register to vote and to have their say.”

“The election is an opportunity to make your voice heard and to have your say on who should represent the people of Coventry at a national level, so we want to make sure people use their votes.”

Anyone who isn’t registered to vote can register online on the GOV.UK website.

Residents who aren’t able to cast their vote in person on 8 June can apply for a postal or a proxy vote. 

Voters who wish to register to vote via postal vote should apply by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May, whereas those wishing to register a proxy vote should do this by 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’re 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 to go online to register to vote.”

Any voters who are already registered to vote do not need to do anything and will receive their poll cards as normal. 

For further information, please visit our Elections page.

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