There is now less than a week left to register to vote in the general election and people are being urged to do so and have their say on who runs the country.
The deadline to register to vote is 22 May. For those who need to register they should visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and follow the simple process which should only take a few minutes. People will need their National Insurance number and date of birth. If anyone was already registered to vote in the recent local elections then there is no need to re-register.
Postal votes will be despatched on or around 26 May, and if that is likely to be too late for some people, then postal voters can change their arrangements by no later than 23 May i.e. they may wish to change it to a proxy vote.
The general election will take place on 8 June with the count taking place overnight. For those already registered, their polling cards will have already arrived or will shortly be on their way.
Carlton Brand, Wiltshire’s returning officer and Wiltshire Council corporate director, said: “It has been a busy election-period and thousands of people have registered to vote since this election was called a few weeks ago.
“No matter who is elected the outcome will have an impact in Wiltshire so it’s important people have the opportunity to have their say and get out and vote. It goes without saying, the right to vote cannot be taken lightly and we hope as many people as possible take up the opportunity.”
For more information on the election, including a list of all the candidates, people should visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections