Final Cut to Register for General Election VotePublished Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Residents in Ribble Valley are reminded to register to vote by next Tuesday (26 November), or miss out on the forthcoming General Election.
The UK goes to the polls in a snap General Election on Thursday 12 December.
The ballot box is where you get to have your say on who runs the country.
But if you don’t register to vote you can’t have a say – it’s as simple as that.
Ribble Valley Borough Council’s electoral officer Jane Horsfield said: “The forthcoming General Election was called at short notice and those who have recently moved house are particularly less likely to have registered to vote.
“So if you have recently changed address or moved into Ribble Valley don’t overlook electoral registration. It takes just five minutes and if you aren’t registered you can’t vote.”
To be eligible to register to vote you must be aged 16 or over (a person may register to vote at 16, but may not vote until they are 18), a British or qualifying Commonwealth citizen who has leave to enter and remain in the UK or does not require such leave, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union (EU) member state.
If you were registered to vote in the last General Election and have returned your Household Enquiry Form, you will still be registered to vote.
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 26 November, at gov.uk/registertovote.
The deadline to request a postal vote or change an existing postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.
The deadline to request a new proxy vote (where someone votes on your behalf) is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.
Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council’s elections team on 01200 425111.
- Check your poll card – Poll cards are currently being delivered to homes in Ribble Valley setting out where you can vote (your polling station) and how to apply for a postal vote. A list of polling stations is also available.