From BBC News: More than two million people have applied to register to vote in the month since Theresa May announced plans for a snap general election on 8 June.
The highest number of applications so far was on 18 April, the day the prime minister made her announcement, when just over 150,000 people applied.
The number of young people registering is the highest of any age group.
The deadline to register online through the official website is 23.59 BST on Monday 22 May.
The latest official figures published in March, before the election was called, showed that 45.7 million people were registered to vote in a general election as of 1 December 2016.
The Electoral Commission have warned that approximately seven million people across Britain who are eligible to vote are not registered, including 30% of under 34s while only 28% of home movers in the past year have registered.
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From Daily Mirror: Grime artist Jamie Adenuga, known as Jme, took time out from promoting his new album to have a sit down chat with Jeremy Corbyn, speaking about why so few people actually vote. He has made a point of emphasising the importance of registering to vote ahead of next Monday’s deadline.
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In the 2015 General Election, 3 in 10 young people weren’t registered to vote.
However, huge numbers of young people are now registering to vote. In just the first three days after the election announcement, 103,439 18-24-year-olds registered. And a further 99,106 25-34-year-olds also signed up.
And if they cast their ballots, they could have a massive impact on the outcome of the general election. Theresa May might be in store for a nasty surprise from young people in the UK.
Register to vote now online: Just visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and fill in your details.
You will need a national insurance number. If you don’t have one, a 5 minute phone call on 0300 200 3500 will get it sent to you in ten days.
Have you got friends, family or colleagues who might not be registered? Talk to them, or send them this link. This election is that important, to all our futures!