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Here's how to register to vote ahead of the snap General Election on 8th June

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Today Theresa May annouced that she plans to call a General Election on the 8th June 2017, and we at The National Student thought it would be a good idea to remind you how to register to vote in case you haven't already.

If you want to vote in the general election on the 8th June 2017, you will need to register to vote as soon as possible. If you don't register in time then you will not be able to vote.

Assuming the election goes ahead as planned, the deadline for registering to vote is Midnight on Monday 22nd May.

The easiest way is to go to https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and click the start now button. 

When you have clicked that it will ask where you live, your nationality, your date of birth, your full name, your National Insurance Number, and your post code.

If you don't know your National Insurance Number go to https://www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number to find out.

The system will also ask whether also live at a second address (e.g, your home or term time address), and if you have permanently moved out of a another address in the last 12 months.

You will also be asked if you want to be on the Open Registerif you want to apply for a postal vote, if you are the only person aged 16 or over living at the address, and how you can be contacted.

Check your answers then click "I accept" to send your application. Well done, you have now registered to vote. 

What happens next?

The Gov.uk website will now send your application to your local registration office, who will contact you if they have any questions.

You will then get a polling card in the post, which will detail where your closest polling station is. You can find where you vote here: https://wheredoivote.co.uk/ (enter your postcode then click find your polling station). 

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