1 in 8 not signed up to vote in the West Country as election looms

One in eight people are not registered to vote in South West England, according to the Electoral Commission, as it calls on the public to register to vote by Tuesday 26 November ahead of December's general election.

The Commission's data says that 13% of voters in South West England are not registered to vote ahead of the general election on Thursday 12 December.

Young people and those who have recently moved house are most likely to be incorrectly registered, according to the data.

A person can register to vote in December's general election if they are:

  • aged 18 or over on polling day

  • a British citizen resident in the UK

  • an Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen resident in the UK

Anyone wanting to vote must be registered by Tuesday (26 November).

Registration is quick and easy and can be done here. Anyone who won't be able to get to their polling station on 12 December can arrange either a postal or proxy vote.

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