There are no elections in the UK until May next year, 2021.
It’s a long way off, yeah? Sure, but if you are reading this page, why not take the time to make sure that your vote will be counted?
In 1997, I was caught out, when work took me away at short notice. One of millions desperate for a change of government, when the vote came, I was sitting in a hotel room on the other side of the world.
I had run straight to my local Council to ask how I could vote by proxy or by post. I cried in front of strangers when I was told that the registration date had passed.
You do not need to be caught out in this way.
How to register:
- Click the link above and print the form.
- Fill in the form. It asks for name, address, date of birth plus for how long you want a postal vote.
- The safest option it to tick “until further notice”.
- Find the address for your local electoral registration office, by entering your postcode, here: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voting-person-post-or-proxy/voting-post
- Post the completed form to your local electoral registration office (se above), usually at your local Council.
- Before the next election, you receive a voting card through the post.
When the time comes, to vote, you will receive a voting card with clear options on it. You mark a cross by the person you are voting for, sign the card and post it.
If you decide that you prefer to vote in person, that’s fine, simply take the voting card to your nearest Polling Station and vote as usual.