With less than one week to go until the deadline, CLIC Sargent is urging young people and families to make sure they are registered to vote in the 2017 UK General Election by midnight on 22 May.
With a General Election taking place on 8 June 2017, there is less than a week for young cancer patients, and their families to make sure they’re registered - or they won’t be able to vote.
How do I register to vote?
In England, Scotland and Wales, registering to vote online is easy. It takes about 5 minutes and all you need is your address and National Insurance number. In Northern Ireland, the system is slightly different and you need to complete this form to register to vote.
The registration deadline is midnight on Monday 22 May.
If you are already registered to vote and haven’t moved home since, you don’t need to re-register.
What if I will be in hospital, or away on 8th June?
If you are unable to get to your local polling station on 8 June, you can register for a postal vote.
This means that you will be sent your ballot papers to complete before the election.
You can register for a postal vote by completing and sending the postal vote application form to your local electoral registration office. The deadline to apply is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May.
What if I am unable to vote in person?
If you are unable to vote in person on polling day, you can ask someone to vote on your behalf, this is called a proxy vote.
You can ask anyone who is registered to vote, and able to vote in the same type of election, to act as your proxy.
To apply for a proxy vote, you will need to download and complete a proxy vote application form and return it to your local electoral registration office. The deadline to apply to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May.
If you are suddenly incapacitated, you can apply to vote by proxy for medical reasons up until polling day. All applications must be received before 5pm on the specified day.
For further information on registering to vote in the General Election on 8th June, please visit the Electoral Commission’s website www.yourvotematters.co.uk.