Register to Vote

In the 2015 General Election, only 43% of 18-24 year olds voted, with even less (36%) voting in the EU Referendum.

It’s so important for young people of this age group to register to vote, and then actually go out and vote!

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Monday 22 May
is the last day that you can register to vote, so make sure you get this done and make your voice count on Thursday 8 June.

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Am I eligible to vote?

You can vote on Thursday 8 June if:

  • You have registered beforehand
  • If you are 18 years old or over on polling day
  • You’re a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • You’re a UK resident with an address or a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years
  • You’re not legally excluded from voting
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How do I register to vote?

You can register to vote online by visiting https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

You may need your National Insurance Number and your Passport Number.

You need to register by 11:59PM on Monday 22 May.

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How can I vote?

There are a few different options:

1) In person at your local polling station.
- You’ll receive a polling card nearer the day which will tell you where your local polling station is.

2) By post.
- You’ll need to download your postal voting registration form, fill it in and return it to your local authority by Tuesday 23 May 2017.
- Once your postal polling card arrives, mark your vote on the ballot paper and make sure you send it back so that it arrives by 10pm on Thursday 8 June. If it arrives later than this, your vote won't be counted.

3) By proxy (someone votes on your behalf).
- You must provide a reason for this, and your proxy can only do so if they are 18+ and are registered to vote in this election
- You can download the voting by proxy form here, and it must be returned by Wednesday 31 May.

Now all you have to do is decide who to vote for...