There's a general election coming up. Have you registered to vote?

Issue date: 23 October 2019


Registering to vote means you'll be able to have your say at the next general election on Thursday 12 December. It takes less than 5 minutes - the same amount of time it takes to catch-up on your socials or make your morning coffee. So what's stopping you? Remember, if you're not registered before the deadline, you can't vote!

How do I register?

Just head to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and answer a few short questions. You'll need your National Insurance number (found on payslips or your student loan documentation). If you don't have this there is a way round it - but it's a lot easier if you can find it.

Can I be registered to vote at my term-time address and at home?

Yes, you can register to vote at your term-time address as well as at your home address - but you can only vote once. As it's end of term, you might not have finalised your travel plans, so go ahead and register, then it won't matter if you're home or here.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

Full details about eligibility are available on Electoral Commission's webpage.

I'm not sure if I've registered or not - how do I check?

Every local authority holds the electoral register for their own area. There is no online electoral roll. To check if you are registered to vote, you will need to contact your local electoral registration office. Find contact details for your local electoral registration office.

I registered to vote last year - do I need to do anything?

If you've moved house since the last time you registered to vote, you will need to re-register using the same register to vote online form.

How do I find out more?

You can find out more about registering to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

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