Rotherham voters urged to make sure they are registered to have their say

Published Monday, 15th May 2017
A person voting
A ballot box

With a week left to register to vote in the general election, Rotherham Council is urging residents to make sure they don’t miss the deadline.

On Thursday 8 June voters in the borough will go to the polls to elect MPs in three parliamentary constituencies – but people must be registered to vote by midnight on Monday 22 May to have their say.

Sharon Kemp, Rotherham Council’s Acting Returning Officer, said:  “The general election registration deadline is fast approaching. With just days to go, we urge local people to make sure they are registered to vote by the 22 May deadline to ensure that their voice is heard on Thursday 8 June.

“This election is an opportunity to have your say on who will represent the people of Rotherham at a national level, so it’s important that people make sure they are eligible to vote on the day.”

Anyone who is unable to cast their vote in person on 8 June can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

Voting by post is an easy and convenient alternative to voting in person – the deadline to apply to vote by post for the general election is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May.

Proxy voting allows you to nominate someone else to cast your vote for you. The deadline to apply to vote by proxy at the general election is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May.

Anyone not registered to vote at their current address can do so online.

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