Final day for Milton Keynes residents to register to vote for the General Elections on 4 July

    Today is the final day for MK residents to register to vote ahead of the UK general election. The Electoral Commission is encouraging anyone who wants to take part to register before the deadline, 11.59PM on Tuesday 18 June.

    A person can register if they are aged 18 or over on polling day, and are a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen. Registering to vote only takes 5 minutes, and can be done online, with your name, address and National Insurance number. Applications can be made online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

    Voters at polling places will have to present a photo ID. Before heading to the polls, the Commission is urging all voters to confirm that they possess a valid form of identification. The website of the Electoral Commission has a list of approved forms. Anyone without can apply for free ID called the Voter Authority Certificate, using the same information required to register to vote, plus a photograph.

    Craig Westwood, Director of Communications at the Electoral Commission, said, “Anyone that wants to have their say at the ballot box must be registered to vote before the deadline of midnight on Tuesday. Registering online is quick and simple so don’t put it off any longer.”

    Anyone who is unable or does not want to vote at a polling station in Great Britain, can apply for a postal vote by 5pm on 19 June or a proxy vote by 5pm on 26 June. More information is available on the Commission website.

    For more information contact the Electoral Commission press office on 020 7271 0704, out of office hours 07789 920 414 or press@electoralcommission.org.uk

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