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UK General election 2019: How to register, who can vote, what the open register is, and more

DECEMBER will see the UK head to the polls once more, as a snap election passed in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Here is everything you need to know.

By KATE WHITFIELD07:09, Thu, Oct 31, 2019 | UPDATED: 07:20, Thu, Oct 31, 2019

General election: MPs vote in favour of December 12th election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally garnered enough support for a general election after his previous three attempts to trigger one failed. But with Labour finally backing the motion, the vote passed by a margin of 438 votes to 20 for a December 12 election. This paves the way for the first December election in the UK since 1923.

How can you register to vote?

The easiest way to register to vote is online at the Government website HERE – it should take less than five minutes.

You’ll be asked for your National Insurance number so you should dig that our before you register, but you can still apply without it.

You can also use the link above to change your name, address or nationality, or to get on or off the open register.

If you don’t want to register online, you can use a paper form – you can find a link to these HERE.

General election 2019: The easiest way to register to vote is online (Image: Getty)

Source: Express

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