General Election 2017: Register to vote by midnight on Monday

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Novelty offers to persuade young voters to sign up includes encouragement from Thorpe Park - the popular theme park has said it will offer 18-24s a ticket for just £20 if they bring along proof they have signed up to vote in the upcoming election.

Across Redbridge, there has been a big surge in interest as the Electoral Register shows the number of people registered to vote has increased by almost 6 percent.

How does voting work in this election?

In Scotland, you can register to vote from the age of 15 and vote in local elections and elections to the Scottish Parliament when you're 16.

"Registering to vote is easy to do online and only takes a few minutes".

To be able to register, residents must have their National Insurance number to hand.

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You can also use the online form to update your name, address or other details on the electoral register, change your voting preferences or change whether you are on the open register.

"The general election registration deadline is fast approaching".

Am I already registered to vote?

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If you think you may already be registered to vote, you will need to contact your electoral registration officer.

Anyone eligible to vote in the UK General Election on June 8 who has not yet registered has until 11.59pm on Monday, May 22, to do so.

You must also be a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen and be a resident at a United Kingdom address, or a British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the United Kingdom in the last 15 years.

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