In order to have your say in the General Election on 8 June, you need to be registered to vote.
You need to be registered to vote by 11:59pm on 22 May, or you won’t be able to vote in the UK General Election.
Registering is simple, it only takes 5 minutes and you can do it online.
Being registered to vote also improves your credit rating. Which helps with things like mobile phone contracts, housing or buying a car.
Register to vote today!
Ways to vote in the snap election on June 8th.
In the UK, there are three different ways you can vote:
- In person at a polling station
- By post
- By proxy (someone voting on your behalf)
How you vote is up to you. It may depend on what you find easiest or most convenient. Most people vote in person at a polling station. However, if you are not able to go to the polling station in person on election day, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy.
Get a Postal Vote
Many working people find it is easier and more convenient to vote by post. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is Tuesday 23 May.
You do not need a ‘reason’ to get a postal vote – anyone can have one, if you think it will be easier and more convenient for you, than going to a polling station on election day, fill in the postal voter form and send it back to your local authority.
All the details, including a printable ‘postal vote’ form and where to send it are available in the link below:
Get a Proxy Vote
If you are not able to get to the polling station on election day – for instance if you are away on holiday, or if you are too ill to go – you can apply for a proxy vote. This is where you nominate a person who you trust to vote on your behalf.
You do need a reason for a proxy vote, but applying is very simple if you need one.
The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is slightly later for a postal vote (proxy vote deadline is 31 May), so if you are away for the election and miss the postal vote deadline, this could be another option for you.
Please follow the link below to find out more, and to download an ‘proxy
vote’ application form.
Usdaw believes the Labour Party is the only party who will deliver a better future for our members.
And we would urge you to vote Labour on 8 June.
However you vote, it is really important that you are registered to vote, and that you use your vote on 8 June.
Use it. Don’t lose it!