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Voter registration deadline passes

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The deadline for applying to be registered to vote for the general election and other polls on May 7 passed at midnight on 20 April 2015.

Here are some of the key facts for voter registration on 20 April 2015:

  • there were 485,012 applications
  • this included 469,000 digital applications
  • 9,900 were applications from British citizens overseas
  • 137,400 applications were received from 16-24 year olds

Some of the more general facts about voter registration include:

  • since June there have been 9,218,788 applications: of these, 2,131,017 have been from 16 to 24-year-olds
  • since 1 December there have been 5,236,895 applications: of these, 1,388,862 have been from 16 to 24-year-olds
  • since 1 March there have been 3,029,497 applications: of these, 817,168 have been from 16-24 year olds
  • overall 77% of applications since June have been made online, but this has been over 90% in the last few weeks
  • there have been 68,449 applications from British citizens overseas since 1 March
  • user satisfaction has remained above 90%, with the most recent figure of 94.1%

You can find more data about voter registration and other GOV.UK services on the GOV.UK performance platform.