Register to Vote!
There is a General Election taking place on Thursday 8th June. It will be your chance to have your say on who you think should run the country and it is vital that as many students register to vote as possible and have their voices heard. You have until 22nd May to register.
It’s really easy to register to vote. All you have to do is:
- Make sure you have your National Insurance number to hand
- If you can’t find this, it can usually be found on payslips or official letters about benefits, tax or pensions
- If you still can’t find it, you will need to contact HM Revenue and Customs by completing the online form on the HMRC website or calling their enquiries helpline on 0300 200 3500.
- Visit https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
If you’re not sure where you’ll be living at the time of the election or if you think you will be away- register for a postal vote! This means you’ll be sent a ballot paper to a nominated address a couple of weeks or days before the election which you will be able to post in if you are unavailable on the day of the election.
As the election is taking place during a time most students will have moved home, make sure you register in the right place! Students can register at both their home and their university address but please note you are only able to vote ONCE.
You are eligible to vote in a General Election if:
- You are 18 or over
- A British citizen or a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland
- Not subject to any legal incapacity to vote