There will be a general election on Thursday 8 June, which means there’s just over one week left to make sure you can vote.
If you’re eligible to vote but haven’t registered by midnight on Monday 22 May, you won’t be able to have a say in who forms the next parliament.
Registering to vote is easy and should only take a few minutes. You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
It is particularly important to check that you’re registered to vote if you have recently changed address. Research by the Electoral Commission showed that 94% of people who have been at their property for more than 16 years will be registered, compared to 40% who have lived at an address for less than a year.
However, if you were registered to vote in the EU referendum and have not since moved home then you will not need to re-register.
The research also showed that three out of 10 18- to 24-year-olds are not registered to vote. So, if you have recently turned 18, remember you will need to register to vote for the first time; and if you’re a student living away from home, make sure you’re registered at the right address.
All the information you need about voting and the elections is on the council’s website at www.croydon.gov.uk/elections. This includes information on postal and proxy voting. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May, and for a proxy vote it is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May.