MORE than 25,360 new electors have registered to vote in Wiltshire since the General Election was formally announced.

Wiltshire Council said today (Thursday, November 28) there has been 25,366 newly-registered electors in Wiltshire.

There are also 69,027 registered postal voters.

The deadline to register to vote was 23:59 on November 26. The deadline has also passed for registering to have a postal vote.

However, people still have time to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf – the deadline for that is 5pm on December 4. People should visit

Carlton Brand, Acting Returning Officer for Wiltshire, said: “New registrations were coming in thick and fast since the election was called. My hope now is that we have a really big turn-out on December 12 and that the electorate are passionate and engaged about their right to vote."

“We’re working hard to ensure all our polling stations are accessible on election day as we’re aware the weather could be a little unpredictable and daylight hours will be limited. However, we’re looking forward to welcoming people in from the cold to cast their all-important votes.”

There are 357 polling stations across the county, the location of which will be on people’s polling cards.

Although it does speed the process up if people bring their card to vote on December 12, it is not required. The polls will be open from 7am to 10pm.

For more information people should visit