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General Election 2019: Last day to register to vote

The UK is set for a December 12 general election. Credit: PA

The deadline to register to vote in the UK's upcoming general election is 11.59pm on Tuesday, November 26.

Here is all you need to know about registering to vote before polling day on December 12.

Who needs to register?

If you have never voted, have moved constituency or have turned 18 recently then you will need to register if you have not done so already.

When can I register?

Assuming you are eligible, you can register any time but, be aware, there is a deadline to do so before 11:59pm on 26 November to vote in the December 12 ballot.

You can get yourself on the register from the age of 16 - or 14 in Scotland -but you will need to have turned 18 before the election date to actually be eligible to vote.

Assuming you are eligible, you can register any time to vote. Credit: PA

How do I check if I am already registered?

If you are not sure whether or not you are registered, you should check with your local electoral registration office.

You can find the local authority to get in contact with here: www.gov.uk/get-on-electoral-register.

How can I register if I need to?

By visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and filling out the relevant forms. Alternatively, you can register by post.

Download the forms here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/register-to-vote-if-youre-living-in-the-uk.

What if I live abroad?

You can register as an overseas voter for up to 15 years after you left the country, if you are a British citizen and you have been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years (or if you were too young to register when you left).

If you are serving in the armed forces abroad there is a special form you can fill out here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote-armed-forces.

Likewise, if you are a Crown servant and British Council employee working abroad: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote-crown-servants-british-council-employees.

What about students?

If you are a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home and term-time addresses – but you can only vote once in any election.

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What if I am away on election day?

If you cannot vote in person you can ask someone to vote on your behalf, via a proxy vote.

That person must be aged over 18 and be registered to vote.

You can apply for a proxy vote here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/proxy-voting-application-forms.

In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you cannot get to the polling station in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy up to 5pm on the day of the election.

You can also apply to vote by post for any reason.

Download and complete the form here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote.