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Last chance to register to vote in June’s General Election

The deadline to register to vote in June’s General Election will pass at midnight on 22 May.
 
Polling stations across the city open at 7am on Thursday 8 June and only those people who have registered will be able to vote.
 
The majority of people in Bristol eligible to register have already done so. Registering to vote can be done in minutes online using a PC, laptop, phone or tablet by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote with a National Insurance Number and a date of birth.
 
Shahzia Daya, Electoral Registration Officer for Bristol City Council, said:
“Most people in Bristol who are eligible to register have done so already and we’re now urging those who haven’t to sign up and have their say in June’s General Election. Anyone who has not registered by midnight on 22 May will not have the chance to vote and will be turned away at polling stations.
 
“Anyone who is unsure whether they’re registered or not should call our Electoral Services team to check if they still need to register.”
 
Bristol City Council’s Electoral Services team can be contacted on 0117 922 3400.
 
To vote at the UK general election you must be registered to vote and:
 
18 years of age or over on polling day
be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
be resident at an address in the UK (or a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
not be legally excluded from voting
 
UK citizens living abroad can also register to vote if they have been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years and are eligible to vote in UK Parliamentary general elections. More information on registering as an overseas citizen can be found online by visiting https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/can-i-vote/overseas
 
If you are registered and eligible to vote in the June General Election you will receive a poll card with details of the election plus the polling station each voter should attend.
 
Voters are reminded to check their polling cards carefully in a few cases as their polling station this year may differ from the one where they voted in May.
 
A list of candidates standing in the four Bristol constituencies (Bristol East, Bristol North West, Bristol South and Bristol West) can be found on the council website by visiting https://www.bristol.gov.uk/en_US/voting-elections/uk-parliamentary-election-general-election