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General Election 2017 – Register to vote in Southwark

A UK Parliamentary General Election is scheduled to be held on Thursday 8 June 2017.The deadline to register to vote is Monday 22 May.

Anyone who is not yet registered to vote should apply now at

Anyone who was registered to vote at the EU Referendum; or has registered to vote at local elections in May does not need to re-register in order to take part in the 2017 General Election.

British citizens living overseas and who have been registered to vote in the UK in the past 15 years are eligible to vote at this election. Anyone not yet registered should apply now at

Electoral Commission advice for British citizens living overseas who are not sure whether there is enough time for a postal vote to be sent to them and returned to the UK by polling day, is that they should apply for a proxy vote.

Information about voting at this election is available at

For further information on the general election, please visit

   Electoral Commission’s website

All queries regarding nominations and candidates can be directed to:

Frances Biggs / Head of Electoral Services  0207 525 7694

Use Register to vote service to apply to register to vote or to:

  • update your name, address or other details on the electoral register
  • change your voting preferences, for example to vote in person or by post
  • change whether you’re on the open register

It usually takes about 5 minutes. You may need the following, if you have them:

  • your National Insurance number
  • your passport if you’re a British citizen living abroad


You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums.

Deadline to register is 22 May to vote in the General Election on 8 June

You don’t need to register again if you’ve already registered

It’s too late to register for the 4 May local elections.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm, Tuesday 23 May.

On polling day, Thursday 8 June, polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.


  Click here to register if you live in Southwark

Why do people who don’t vote not vote? by Jay Foreman

And if you are still undecided about whether you should vote, we hope this video will help you to register (if you haven’t done it yet) and vote.

Regardless of your vote (even if you want to do a SPOILT BALLOT, it will still count and shape UK politics, so please, VOTE)

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