With only one week left until voter registration closes, South Tyneside Council is urging residents to make sure they protect their right to vote in the forthcoming General Election.
The election is less than four weeks away with the South Shields and Jarrow constituencies being contested on Thursday 8 June.
South Tyneside Council is urging those who are not yet on the Electoral Register to apply by the deadline of Midnight on Monday 22 May.
Registering online is an easy and more convenient way to register to vote. It only takes a few minutes at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote on a computer, smartphone or tablet.
The Council is particularly keen to remind young people, who are 18 or over on 8 June are eligible to vote on Election Day and those over the age of 16 can register to vote now so that they will be able to vote as soon as they turn 18. Students who are living away at university can also register at both their term time address and home address.
Under the Individual Electoral Registration system everyone is responsible for registering themselves. Those registering will need to prove their identity by providing their name, address, National Insurance number and date of birth when applying.
Those who would prefer to vote by post, rather than going along to a Polling Station, can apply for a Postal Vote. The closing date for postal vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May.
Anyone who has difficulties accessing the internet or would prefer to register over the telephone can call our Elections helpline on (0191) 427 7000.
More information about electoral registration in South Tyneside is available on the Council's website at www.southtyneside.gov.uk/elections.