General Election 2017: Deadline looming on voter registration

If you haven't registered to vote in next month's General Election you'd better get your skates on.

Friday, 19th May 2017, 4:04 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:40 pm
The deadline to register to vote is just days away

You must be registered by 11.59pm on tonight (May 22), in order to take part in the June 8 poll.

If you are already registered from previous elections you do not need to register again.

Anyone who has not already registered to vote at their current address can register online at

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How does voting work in this election?

Unlike the March Assembly Elections which in which the Single Transferable Vote system was used, the Westminster poll is first-past-the-post.

When voting for the candidate you would like to see represent you in the House of Commons, put a cross (X) next to their name on the ballot paper.

Ballot papers are then counted and the candidate who has received the most votes is elected to represent the constituency.