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How do I register to vote in the snap general election 2017? Everything you need to know

PUBLISHED: 17:14 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:47 18 April 2017

Voters arrive at a polling station. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images.

Voters arrive at a polling station. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images.

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With the snap general election set for June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day.

Who needs to register to vote in the 2017 general election?

If you have never voted, have moved constituency, or have turned 18 recently then you will need to register if you have not done so already.

When can I register to vote in the 2017 general election?

Assuming you are eligible, you can register any time but, be aware, there will be a deadline.

The deadline to register for the last general election was 12 working days before people went to the polls. Assuming we follow the same timetable this time around, this would be May 22.

You can even get yourself on the register if you are 16 or 17 but you will have to have turned 18 before June 8 to actually be eligible to vote.

How do I check if I am already registered to vote in the general election 2017?

If you are not sure whether or not you are registered, you should check with your local electoral registration office. You can find the local authority to get in contact with here.

How can I register to vote in the general election if I need to?

By visiting the government website and filling out the relevant forms. Alternatively, you can register by post, download the forms here.

What if I live abroad but want to vote in the UK general election 2017?

You can register as an overseas voter for up to 15 years after you left the country, if you are a British citizen and you have been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years (or if you were too young to register when you left).

If you are serving in the Armed Forces abroad there is a special form you can fill out here.

Likewise if you are a Crown servant and British Council employee working abroad, there is more information here.

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