Oy! This is important. I’ve had two conversations since the elections were called with people who aren’t around to vote on 6 May and were saying that it’s too late to register for a postal vote. Not so! The system has been changed to be more flexible, and the deadline for registration is much later than in the past – I imagine in response to the historic lows of the last two turnouts, 59.4 per cent in 2001 and 61.4 per cent in 2005. The deadline for registering to vote is 20 April. This applies to both postal votes and votes from overseas. There may be quite a few LRB readers for whom this is relevant. You can do everything you need to do online here.