Anyone eager to vote in next month’s general election but not yet on the electoral roll must have registered before midnight on Monday.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a general election means the UK will go to the polls on Thursday 8 June.

You are eligible to vote in the general election if:

  • You're a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen aged 18 or over currently living in the UK.
  • You're a British citizen aged 18 or over who's been registered to vote in the UK in the past 15 years.

If you want to vote in next month's election you must have registered by 11.59pm on Monday night at the very latest.

How to register

Check if you're registered to vote by getting in touch with your local authority. Enter your postcode on Gov.uk to find your local electoral registration office and contact it directly.

If you were registered for last June's Brexit referendum or for the local elections on 4 May this year, AND you still live at the same address, you should already be registered to vote – but if not, you need to register by 11.59pm on Monday night.

If you're not on the electoral roll, visit Gov.uk to register to vote in England, Scotland and Wales. Registering online takes about three minutes.

To register in Northern Ireland, visit the Your Vote Matters website to download the form and return it to your local area electoral office (though check what time it closes, most are open until 4.30pm).

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Midnight deadline to register to vote in the general election
You have until tonight to register to vote

Why is it important to register to vote?

This year MoneySavingExpert has been working with campaigning organisation Bite The Ballot to encourage 18 to 24-year-olds – the age category least likely to participate in elections – to register to vote.

We've got five key reasons why registering to vote is important:

'Have a say in the biggest consumer decision of the year, so you and your generation won't be ignored'

The UK's leading consumer rights campaigner Martin Lewis, MoneySavingExpert.com founder, gave us his view of why you should register to vote, whatever your age.