With less than two weeks to go until the deadline to register to vote in the general election, Derby City Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered in time.

On Thursday 8th June voters in Derby will go to the polls to elect their Member of Parliament for the Derby North, Derby South and Mid Derbyshire constituencies in the general election. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 22nd May.

Anyone not registered to vote at their current address can do so at the register to vote website.

If you will be unable to cast your vote in person on 8th June, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

Voting by post is an easy and convenient alternative to voting in person. The deadline to apply to vote by post for the general election is 5pm on Tuesday 23rd May. Postal packs will be sent out on Tuesday 30th May first class to those with new postal vote applications.

Proxy voting allows you to nominate someone else to cast your vote for you. The deadline to apply to vote by proxy at the general election is 5pm on Wednesday 31st May.

Mick Styne, Electoral Services Manager for Derby City Council, said:

The general election registration deadline is fast approaching. With less than two weeks to go we urge everyone in Derby to register to vote by the 22nd May deadline to ensure that their voice is heard on Thursday 8th June. This election is an opportunity to have your say on who will represent the people of Derby at a national level. We don’t want anyone to miss out on this opportunity.”

Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission, said:

Our research indicates that recent home movers in particular are less likely to be registered to vote. Often people think that applying to pay council tax means you are added to the electoral register too, but that is not the case. If you’ve moved house in the past few months make sure you take five minutes and go online to register to vote now.”