WITH a General Election just weeks away, the deadline to register to vote is fast approaching.

People across the UK will officially go to the polls on July 4 and, with the snap election called just 43 days before the date, people don’t have long to register to vote.

Here’s all you need to know.

When is the deadline to register to vote?

The deadline for making sure you are registered to vote in the election is 11.59 pm on June 18.

You can register to vote – or change your details on the register – through the UK Government’s website HERE.

There is a green “start now” button around half way down the page which you will need to press.

You will need your national insurance number and some other key information.

Once you have registered, the UK Government will confirm this with your local council, but your part should be done.

How do I know if I’m already registered?

On the UK Government’s website, there is a link which allows people to find out if they have already registered.

It can be found HERE and allows you to contact your local registration office to find out if you are already registered to vote.

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You normally only need to register to vote once but you will need to do so again if you’ve changed your name, address or nationality.  

How old do I have to be to register to vote?

In Scotland and Wales, people can register to vote at age 14. In England and Wales, you must be 16.

However, you will need to be 18 on or before July 4, 2024 in order to be eligible to vote in the upcoming General Election.