WITH less than a week left to register to vote in the general election, residents in North Wiltshire are being urged to register so they can have their say on who runs the country.

The deadline is this Monday, May 22 and registration is a quick and simple process that only takes a few minutes.

Go to gov.uk/register-to-vote and follow the instructions.

People will need their National Insurance number and date of birth.

If you were already registered to vote in the recent local elections then there is no need to re-register.

Postal votes will be despatched on or around Friday, May 26.

The general election will take place on June 8 with the count taking place overnight.

For those already registered, their polling cards will have already arrived or will shortly be on their way.

Carlton Brand, Wiltshire’s returning officer and Wiltshire Council corporate director, said: “It has been a busy election-period and thousands of people have registered to vote since this election was called a few weeks ago.

“No matter who is elected the outcome will have an impact in Wiltshire so it’s important people have the opportunity to have their say and get out and vote.

"It goes without saying, the right to vote cannot be taken lightly and we hope as many people as possible take up the opportunity.”

For more information on the election, including a list of all the candidates, go to wiltshire.gov.uk/elections