Monday is D-Day if you want to vote in the General Election
- Author: Leroy Wright May 19, 2017,
May 19, 2017, 22:12
Chris Mathews, electoral registration officer for Isle of Wight Council, said: "With just a few days to go, we urge everyone in the Isle of Wight to register to vote by the May 22 deadline, if they haven't already done so, to ensure that their voice is heard on Thursday, June 8".
Only British Citizens aged 18 and over can vote in this election. Voters are being advised to check that they are registered to vote in the election, on June 8, and to check whether they will need to cast their vote in a different way during the holiday season. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday (22nd May).
Since Theresa May announced the snap General Election last month, more than a million young people have joined the electoral roll.
In Scotland, you can register to vote from the age of 15 and vote in local elections and elections to the Scottish Parliament when you're 16.
Registering takes five minutes and you need your national insurance number.
You will need to your National Insurance number to complete the form, and your passport if you're a British citizen living overseas.
You can also use the online form to update your name, address or other details on the electoral register, change your voting preferences or change whether you are on the open register. According to the BBC, this has been put down to that Facebook reminder that went out to users across the United Kingdom, along with the fact that younger people are more likely to have changed addresses, and therefore need to register.
Despite living at an address on a temporary basis, private renters are still eligible to vote at that address.
You will need your passport if you're a British citizen living overseas.
You do not need to do this if you were registered to vote at the European Union referendum, and you have not changed address.
You can not vote if you have been legally excluded from doing so.