Bath & North East Somerset Council is urging people who are not yet registered to vote to go online and register ahead of tomorrow’s deadline, Tuesday 26th November.
Anyone who has not registered by the deadline will not be able to vote in the General Election on Thursday 12th December.
More than 130,000 Bath and North East Somerset residents who were registered before 6th November have now received their poll cards, and more are going out this week to those who have registered to vote since 6th November.
British and Commonwealth citizens aged 18 or over can register to vote at parliamentary elections via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. EU citizens are not eligible to vote at parliamentary elections.
Anyone unable to go to a polling station on the day of the election can apply for one of the following:
A postal vote – An application form can be downloaded at www.bathnes.gov.uk/votebypost.
Once completed and signed the form can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively forms can be handed in at the Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW. If using the post to send the form back, ensure you do it today. Electoral Services must receive postal vote application forms by 5pm on Tuesday 26th November 2019.
A proxy vote – A proxy is someone you trust who goes to your polling station and votes on your behalf.
The person who acts as a proxy must be 18 or over and registered to vote at parliamentary elections.
An application form can be downloaded at www.bathnes.gov.uk/votebyproxy. Once completed and signed the form can be scanned and emailed to email@example.com.
Alternatively, forms can be handed in at the Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW. Electoral Services must receive proxy vote application forms by 5pm on Wednesday 4th December 2019.
More information about the election and voting procedures can be found at www.bathnes.gov.uk/generalelection.