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A week left to register to vote in General Election

A week left to register to vote in General Election

There is now just a week to go for people to register to vote to have their say in the upcoming General Election.
Following the fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, the date of the next General Election has been set as Thursday 7 May.
The deadline for people to register to vote, if they have not already done so, is Monday 20 April and the deadline for the receipt of new postal votes is 5pm on 21 April.
People are able to register to vote if they are 16 or over, a British or Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Irish republic.
Registering to vote only takes a few minutes and all people need to complete the process is their date of birth and National Insurance number. To register to vote people should visit the national website.
The Wiltshire candidates for the election are now available to view on the Wiltshire Council website. People should click on each constituency to find the statement of persons nominated for each area.
Carlton Brand, acting returning officer for Wiltshire said: “If they haven’t done so already, I would urge people to register to vote. It’s important people have their say on who makes decisions that can affect them and their family’s daily lives.
“The more people that come out and vote can only be a good thing for the democratic process.”
More information can be found on the Wiltshire Council website. 

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