Time running out to register to vote at General Election

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The General Election takes place on Thursday 12 December (2019), and Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is urging any residents who are not already registered to vote to do so.

The deadline to register is midnight on Tuesday 26 November. Anyone not already registered at their current address should register online.

Those unable to vote in person on 12 December are encouraged to apply for a postal or proxy vote as soon as possible on a council webpage.

The council says: “To vote by post, the deadline to apply is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.

“For a proxy vote, which allows you to nominate someone to cast your vote for you, your application must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.”

John Jory, Electoral Registration Officer for Reigate & Banstead, said earlier this month: “This election is an opportunity to have your say on who will represent you in Parliament.

“I urge everyone in Reigate & Banstead who is not already registered to vote to do so now – it takes less than five minutes.

“If you’ve moved home in the past few months, make sure you’re registered at your current address. Often people think that applying to pay council tax means you are added to the electoral register too, but that is not the case.

“If you need a postal or proxy vote for this election, please apply promptly to receive it in good time.”

Electors in Horley Town Council’s West ward will also be voting in a by-election.

Anyone not sure whether they are registered to vote can check by e-mailing the council’s electoral registration team or calling them on 01737 276794.

Registering to vote also helps keep a credit score up to date.