Residents do not have much time left to register to vote in the General Election on 12 December 2019
With news of the General Election next month, Reading Borough Council is reminding residents they need to register to have their say on who forms the next Government. Residents living in Kentwood Ward will additionally need to register to cast their vote in the Kentwood by-election, which also takes place on Thursday 12 December 2019. Christopher Brooks, Electoral Registration Returning Officer at Reading Borough Council, said:
If you are not currently registered, your name will not appear on the canvassing forms that have been sent out. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post. Anyone not on the electoral register by the registration deadline of midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019 will not be able to vote for their Government of choice.
Dates to be aware of
- Registration deadline: midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019
- Last day for postal/postal proxy applications (and for changes to existing postal, postal proxy and proxy votes): 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019
- Proxy deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019
Students can register at home or/and in the place they are at college or university. Those who are registered in two different areas can only vote in one at a general election.
- Any residents who have any questions can contact their local registration team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0118 937 3717.
- More information on the UK Parliamentary Election for Reading East and Reading West.
- More information on the Kentwood by-election.