Letters from Lambeth council are going out to every household in the borough about the electoral register. If there are no change to the people listed it’s still important to confirm the details –easiest online or by text using the security codes in your letter. If you don’t confirm the names will come off the register after a while. People who are British, European, Commonwealth or Irish citizens are entitled to register to vote. Being on the electoral register also helps getting credit eg a credit card.
Any people new to the property or reaching age 17 must register individually – the easiest way is online at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
You can register to by post – but this is a slower two stage process.
The government has tightened up the rules making it harder for many people in Lambeth – especially those who move house a lot. This year a million people only just registered in time to vote in the general election in June. Many left it too late.
See our earlier post 15/5/17
The prime minister unexpectedly called a snap general election for June 8th. Nearly 1 million extra people have registered to vote since the election was called. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-39837917 People who are British, Commonwealth or Irish citizens are entitled to vote for MPs in general elections
Lambeth sent out poll cards last week to everyone who registered to vote a while ago. If you registered recently you should get a poll card soon. But the easiest way to make sure you are registered to vote is to register or re-register online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote It takes just a few minutes and you just need your NI number.
Monday 22nd May is the deadline to register in time for the June 8th general election.
If you would prefer to vote by post you must get a signed form to Lambeth council, Olive Morris House SW2 1RD by 5pm on Tuesday 23rd May. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 31st May.
For more details see: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/elections-and-council/elections/elections-guide
Helen Hayes was elected MP for Dulwich & West Norwood in 2015 and Helen is standing again on June 8th : http://www.helenhayes.org.uk/about
Don’t miss out on your chance to vote in the general election for a new UK government on Thursday May 7th! Make sure you are registered to vote. If you have not had your registration confirmed, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s now easier than ever to register to vote- just go online https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote . The latest you can register online for the May 7th election is midnight on Monday 20th April. If you apply on a paper application form it must be at Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton by 5pm on 20th April.
If you are busy, have caring responsibilities or don’t want to risk bad weather on election day why not apply to vote by post? Deadline for applications is 5pm Tuesday 21st April. The postal ballots will be delivered 18th to 20th April.
If you are away before the postal ballots are issued and 7th May you can apply for proxy vote and get someone else to vote for you. Deadline is 28th April.
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