WITH less than a week to go until the deadline to register to vote in the UK General Election, Central Fifers who are eligible, are being encouraged to make sure they’re registered, if they’re not already, to have their say at next month’s election.

On June 8 voters will go to the polls to elect a new Member of Parliament (MP) for their constituency.

The deadline to register to vote for the General Election is midnight, Monday May 22.

Linda Bissett, electoral registration officer for Fife, said: “The UK General Election registration deadline is fast approaching. With just a days to go we urge everyone who aren’t already registered to register to vote by the May 22 deadline to ensure that their voice is heard on Thursday June 8. It’s important that as many residents across Fife make sure they can take part and don’t lose out.

“To have your say you must be registered. It only takes a few minutes to register to vote, or to choose to vote by post or proxy, where someone votes on your behalf, if you’re unable to cast your vote in person on June 8. But please remember that if you want to vote by post or proxy you must be registered to vote first.

“You can register to vote online and find out how to apply for a postal or proxy vote by visiting www.fifedirect.org.uk/registertovote

“If you’re already registered you will soon receive a poll card. If your circumstances haven’t changed, for example, you’ve not moved house, you don’t have to register again. If you’re not sure then you can call the electoral registration team on 03451 55 55 11."