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General Election 2017: Time running out to register to vote

HAVE YOUR SAY The voter registration deadline is looming HAVE YOUR SAY The voter registration deadline is looming
Eleena Tovar | 19 Мая, 2017, 22:12

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

If you want to make your voice heard, you need to register to vote straight away. Numbers tripled to more than 100,000 for the 2015 general election and then again more than doubled for the referendum, with around 264,000 registered at the end of past year.

You can register online at Gov.uk/register-to-vote which will take you through the necessary steps to register, which only takes a couple of minutes.

Vote, you Nigel. Even if it isn't a popular choice, just vote.

You'll need to fill in your full name, date of birth, address, details of recent addresses, nationality and your National Insurance Number - which you can find on payslips or tax/benefits/pensions letters.

In the run-up to the general election, The Gazette will be profiling the candidates standing in local constituencies.

The registration deadline is Monday May 22.

With a few days to go until the deadline to register to vote in the general election, the Isle of Wight Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered in time. 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. Islanders not registered to vote at their current address can register online at www.gov.uk/registertovoteIf you have received your poll card then you are already registered and you do not need to reapply.

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