Archbishop urges voters not to miss June 18 registration deadline


Every voice and vote matters in this election - Archbishop Stephen
The Archbishop of York meets a member of the St John's parish church community

The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, has urged voters not to miss the deadline to register to vote in the UK General Election, and to ensure they have the right form of ID to allow them to place their vote on polling day.

His comments come as the Church of England continues its prayer and participation campaign, #PrayYourPart, encouraging people to engage in the General Election, and pray for the nation. The deadline to register is 11.59pm on 18 June.

Archbishop Stephen said: “The General Election offers an important opportunity for each of us to play our part in helping shape our nation. To have our say on the issues that matter to us. To speak up about the things that we and our neighbours are facing.

“Every voice and vote matters in this election, and it is really important that we hear the voices of people who may not have any voter ID.”

Speaking in Support of a Voter Registration Champion campaign coordinated by Citizens UK which saw churches across England sharing voter registration information with congregations, he added: “I’m delighted that, with these resources, churches across England have helped to enable people to vote and for their voice to be heard.”

To register to vote, visit

For information on ensuring you have the correct photo ID, visit

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