Since Theresa May called an election, 2 million young people have registered to vote

Louis Dor
Wednesday 24 May 2017 14:30
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On the deadline day for registering to vote in the upcoming general election, 622,389 people applied to the electoral register.

Of these, 246,487 (39.6 per cent) were under 25 and 206,659 (33.2 per cent) were between 25 and 34.

Here's some perspective on how vote registrations spiked in the last few days prior to the window closing.

On the final day of voter registration, under 25-year-olds were most likely to apply (246,487), followed by 25 to 34-year-olds (206,659), and 35 to 44-year-olds (88,956).

Since 18 April, when Theresa May called for a 8 June general election, over 1 million people under the age of 25 registered to vote:

Age group: Applications to electoral register between 18 April and 22 May

<25: 1,051,30

25 to 34: 972,680

35 to 44: 432,220

45 to 54: 244,640

55 to 64: 134,865

65 to 74: 70,797

75<: 31,759

There were, however, some 27,288 people who filed their application a day late, on 23 May.

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