Voting registrations see spike

4 Sep 2019

BBC Website – More than 100,000 people have applied to register to vote in the past 48 hours, according to government figures.

Some 52,408 applications were submitted on Monday, followed by 64,485 on Tuesday – compared with a daily average figure of about 27,000 over the past month.

Mr Johnson said on Tuesday night that he would press ahead with efforts to call a general election in October.

If a snap general election were to take place on 15 October – the date the prime minister is expected to suggest – the deadline for applying to register to vote would be 27 September.