Record-breaking numbers registered to vote on deadline day

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7th June 2017

A record-breaking number of people registered to vote in the election on the final day for applications, it has emerged.

Record numbers registered to vote on the deadline day.
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A total of 622,398 people applied on 22 May via a special government website - nearly 100,000 more than the previous record.

The findings will be seen as a boost for Labour, who launched a massive drive for people to get on the electoral register in time to vote tomorrow.

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The figures were released today by Kainos, the online firm which works with the Cabinet Office to process the applications.

They said the most "significant spike" in applications came during the Ten O'clock News, when 23,854 applied to vote.

It has previously emerged that more than 90,000 18 to 24-year-olds - who the polls suggest are more likely to vote Labour - registered to vote on the penultimate day for applications.