Deadline for registration is midnight tonight

vote ballot 2 crossUnions are today encouraging their members to register to vote in next month’s general election.

The deadline for registering is midnight tonight.

In the 2010, election 35% of adults in the UK – including more than nine million women – didn’t vote. Rule changes threaten to see many eligible voters mistakenly not registered.

In a statement to members, UNISON said: “This government’s policies have had a disastrous impact on our public services, and UNISON members who keep them running. And the worst is yet to come if the Conservatives get back into power.

“With everything pointing to the closest election in a generation, and some seats destined to be decided by just a handful of votes, every vote really does matter.

“So don’t let the election campaign pass you by. To check you’re registered – and to register if you’re not – all you need is your name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number. It takes less than five minutes.”

And Unite has set up a registration website here.

 


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