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Don’t miss your chance to vote in the General Election

With a few days to go until the deadline to register to vote in the general election, Craven District Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered in time.

On Thursday June 8, voters in Craven will go to the polls to elect their Member of Parliament in the general election. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday May 22.

Anyone not registered to vote at their current address can register online at

If you will be unable to cast your vote in person on June 8, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote. Voting by post is an easy and convenient alternative to voting in person. In England, Scotland and Wales, the deadline to apply to vote by post for the general election is 5pm on Tuesday May 23.

Proxy voting allows you to nominate someone else to cast your vote for you. The deadline to apply to vote by proxy at the general election is 5pm on Wednesday May 31.

Paul Shevlin, chief executive of Craven District Council, said: “The general election registration deadline is fast approaching. With just a few days to go, we urge everyone in Craven to register to vote by the May 22 deadline to ensure that their voice is heard on Thursday June 8. This election is an opportunity to have your say on who will represent the people of Craven at a national level. We don’t want anyone to miss out on this opportunity.”

Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission, said: “Our research indicates that recent home movers in particular are less likely to be registered to vote. Often people think that applying to pay council tax means you are added to the electoral register too, but that is not the case. If you’ve moved house in the past few months make sure you take five minutes and go online to register to vote now.”