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Everyone throughout the UK is being warned they have to register to vote earlier than the July 5 elections – or face an £80 tremendous.

Every yr, the Electoral Commission sends letters and emails – and even somebody to knock in your door – to induce households to register to vote.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has known as a General Election for July 5, with voters throughout the UK being primed to go to the polls and determine the way forward for authorities for the following 5 years, choosing between Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives and Keir Starmer’s Labour.

But what many don’t realise is that it’s truly an offence to disregard the request to register to vote and you might find yourself slapped with an £80 tremendous.

Indeed, the UK authorities web site says: “You must register to vote if you’re asked to do so and you meet the conditions for registering, for example you’re 16 or over and you’re British or a national of an EU or Commonwealth country.

“From July each year Electoral Registration Offices (EROs) contact households to check if the details on the electoral register are correct. This is called the annual canvass.

You will be contacted by post, email, phone or by someone knocking on your door.

“If you’re asked to register and do not, you could be fined.”

Legal knowledgeable Adam Pope from Spencer Churchill Claims Advice says the tremendous will probably be £80 for those who miss the June 18 deadline to register to vote.

He mentioned: “£80 tremendous for not registering. The upcoming basic election highlights the significance of understanding the way to vote and assembly the required deadlines. Statistics present that as much as 8 million individuals within the UK may not be appropriately registered at their present deal with, which can exclude them from taking part.

“While casting a vote is voluntary, failing to register without a valid reason can result in a fine of £80. Voters have multiple ways to cast their ballots, including in person, by post, or through a proxy. It’s essential to follow the application deadlines, as registration must be done 12 working days before polling day.”