19th August 2022



Countdown to register to vote for the upcoming General Election

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Manchester people are urged to make sure they are registered to vote in the upcoming General Election.

People will not be able to vote on 8 June unless they have registered by Monday 22 May, and anyone who has moved recently should ensure their address details are correct.

Anyone who is on the electoral register can also register to vote by post or choose to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf – particularly as the upcoming General Election falls during the holiday season.

Applications for a postal vote must be received by 5pm on 23 May.

The deadline to appoint a proxy is 5pm on 31 May.

Registration is a quick and easy process. If you are not registered you can visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to download a registration form.

You will just need your date of birth and national insurance number.

If you need to update your details (for example if you have moved house, or changed surname through marriage) or simply check whether you are on the register, you should contact the city council.

Anyone who is already on the electoral register at their current address with the correct details need take no further action.

Joanne Roney OBE, Returning Officer for Manchester, said: “It is important that everyone in this city has a voice and that they have their voice heard, but to do this it is vital that you are registered to vote. Anyone who is not registered is urged to do so as soon as possible to make sure you can use your vote on 8 June.”

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