Milton Keynes residents urged to register to vote, with just five days left until deadline

    There are just five days left for voters in Milton Keynes who want to take part in the general election to register to vote. Eligible voters have until 23:59 Tuesday 18th June to apply.

    Registering to vote only takes 5 minutes, and is available online. The only details needed are your name, address, and National Insurance number. Applications can be made online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. To be eligible for registration, you need to be a British, Irish, or qualifying Commonwealth citizen, and 18 years or over.

    The deadlines are:

    • Midnight Tuesday 18 June to register to vote
    • 5pm Wednesday 19 June to apply for a postal vote
    • 5pm Wednesday 26 June to apply for a proxy vote
    • 5pm Wednesday 26 June to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate  

     Jackie Killeen, Director of Electoral Administration at the Electoral Commission said, “A general election is an important opportunity for people to express their views, and registering is the first step to the ballot box. It’s quick and simple to apply, and with only days until the deadline, time is of the essence.”

    Those who choose to vote, need to show photographic ID on arrival at their local polling station. The Commission is calling on all voters to check now that they have an acceptable form of identification ahead of the polls.

    The list of accepted forms is on the Electoral Commission website. Those without can apply for free ID called the Voter Authority Certificate, using the same information required to register to vote, plus a photograph.

    Anyone that 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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