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Are you registered to vote? Deadline 22 May 2017

  • Council and democracy

Residents have until 22 May to make sure they have their say in the General Election being held on 8 June.

The election of members of Parliament for the Chipping Barnet, Hendon and Finchley and Golders Green constituencies will take place on 8 June with the results expected to be declared on 9 June once the counts have been completed.

Eligible residents who have not yet registered can make sure they are able to participate in these important elections by logging on to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to apply to be on the register before the 22 May deadline.

You don’t need to register again if you’ve already registered. If you’re away on polling day, you can use the register to vote pages to update your polling preferences by calling 020 8359 4111.

The first set of poll cards are being sent out to residents already on the electoral register from 10 May.

Residents can view the notice of elections and candidate lists from 4 May onwards at www.barnet.gov.uk/elections.

The online application process makes it easy and convenient, for young people in particular, to get onto the register. Young people aged 16 and 17 can now be on the register and if they turn 18 on or before 8 June they will be able to vote on election day, so long as they have registered by 22 May.

John Hooton, Chief Executive of Barnet Council and Returning Officer, said: “It is important residents make sure they are on the electoral register so they can have their say when the country goes to the polls on 8 June. I would encourage people to register as soon as they can so they do not miss out.”

If residents have any questions for the Barnet Council electoral team, please call 020 8359 4111.

Vote by proxy or postal

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

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm, Wednesday 31 May.

For more information, visit our Electoral pages.

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