— Electoral Commission (@ElectoralCommUK) June 6, 2016
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) June 5, 2016
The Electoral Commission say:
Since the launch of the Electoral Commission’s public awareness campaign on 15 May, over 1.35 million people have applied to register to vote online across Great Britain.
Applications facts and figures
• The day with the biggest number of online applications to register so far has been Friday 3 June with 186,255.
• Under 25 and 25-34 year olds have consistently been the age groups making the most applications to register, with 763,183 since 15 May.
• Over 485,000 applications to register were made on the day of the deadline ahead of the General Election in May 2015.
But Philip Cowley reminds us about reading too much into these figures
For the next two days, I will mostly be tweeting this…
From The British General Election of 2015. pic.twitter.com/elfVUU3Sru
— Philip Cowley (@philipjcowley) June 6, 2016
But Vote Leave are accused of trying to obstruct people registering to vote, not a good look for Leave.
Vote Leave claims to be interested in democracy – yet they’re trying to obstruct people registering to vote https://t.co/oJc4ptROrH
— Lucy Thomas (@lucycthomas) June 6, 2016