Election 2019: What if you don’t have a polling card? Is everyone eligible to vote? – News 247


 The 2019 General Election is currently shaping up to be a battle of wills between the Conservatives and the Labour Party Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn took part in their first televised debate last night, where they clashed over matters of Brexit, climate change, and public spending Regardless of where people’s allegiances lie this year, both leaders urged people to register to vote, and there isn’t much time left  What should people do if they don’t have a polling card? By now most people in the UK will have received their polling card for the December 12 elections  The card shows people where their nearest polling station will be on election day  Only people who are registered to vote will receive one.   READ MORE Boris Johnson promises tax BOOST: Tories to increase National Insur  To receive a polling card people must register via Gov.uk. For those who wish to vote in the upcoming election, applications must be made online by 11 59pm on November 26, less than a week from now. People can also apply by post, which must be done by 5pm on November 26 for those living in England, Scotland and Wales  For those applying by post in Northern Ireland, the application must be completed by November 21 at 5pm   To register, UK residents will need to provide their National Insurance Number, and British citizens living abroad will need to provide their passport details  The voter registration process takes roughly five minutes to complete online. Pete Wildman, secretary of the Scottish Assessors Association, which aids co-ordination of electoral registration services in the UK, said those not registered should do so as soon as possible  He expected people would flock to register towards the cut off date next week.  READ MORE Sturgeon’s claim Scotland will be ‘bridge’ between UK and EU dismissed  Mr Wildman said: “If anyone does not receive a poll card, and has not applied to register, they should apply as soon as possible  “We anticipate that the number of applications will increase noticeably as we approach the cut off for registration at midnight on 26 November ” People who registered for the last General Election in 2017 likely won’t need to again, but they will if they have moved house  Those who have changed their name or nationality since they last registered will also need to do so again   Trending   Gov.uk states people are eligible to vote if they are: – Registered to vote – 18-years-old by election day – British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen – Resident at a UK address or a British citizen living abroad who has registered to vote in the last 15 years – Not legally excluded from voting 

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