FAQs: Registering to Vote

The UK is heading for a General Election on 12 December, so it's important for us to take a stand and register to vote. Wondering about the process? Check out these FAQs

1. HOW DO I VOTE?


You MUST have registered to vote. It takes 2 minutes and you'll need your National Insurance number. You can register to vote here! You must be registered before midnight on 26 November.

2. WHERE DO I VOTE?


As students, you can register in 2 places: at Uni and at Home. You don't have to decide where you wish to vote until the day of the election. Your polling station will be listed on your polling card that you will be sent once you register. These are usually village halls or schools (if you live on campus, it's the Library!)

3. WHO CAN VOTE?


Home students can vote, but crucially also, some international students are able to vote! You have to be a "qualifying commonwealth citizen". You can see a list of countries eligble here

4. WHY SHOULD I VOTE?


Because you are active citizens whose voices matter, and let's be clear: this is YOUR future that will be heavily influenced by this election. So whether you care about Brexit, or public services, or education policy, or the economy, MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD!