Not yet registered to vote? The deadline is tomorrow!

By Ben Fitzgerald - 25 November 2019

Politics

The deadline to vote in the General Election on December 12 is tomorrow.

Voters need to register at least 12 working days before an election - so the deadline is 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 26 November.

You can register on the government's website by clicking here. You will need your National Insurance number (click here if you need help finding it), date of birth and address. 

In September, as many as 9.4 million Britons, or 17% of the eligible voting population, were thought to have not registered to vote. However, about two million people are now believed to have subsequently registered ahead of December's election.

People in Swindon are more likely to vote in the upcoming General Election than most other towns and cities in the UK - if their previous record is anything to go by.

In a list of towns and cities, compiled by The Centre for Cities - an independent urban policy research charity - Swindon’s turnout in the 2017 election was logged as 70 per cent.

Towns and cities with the highest turnout were Brighton (74%), Birkenhead (74%) and Reading (73%).

Places with the lowest voter turnout, using the same data, were Hull (57%), Barnsley (60%) and Doncaster (60%).

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