Make sure you are registered to vote in the General Elections

In light of the 2017 General Election announcement we wanted to ensure you have all the info to make sure you are registered to use your vote on polling day on June 8th 2017.  If you're a student studying away from home, you can register in your home town as well as Plymouth. You can vote in both locations for local elections but only in one location for UK and European Parliamentary elections.

Need to know dates: 
Deadline to register to vote: 22nd May REGISTER HERE
Polling day: 8th June
 
Am I eligible to vote?
You can vote in the referendum if you’re registered and are 18 or over on the day of the vote. You must be one of the following: 

  • A British citizen living in the UK
  • A Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK
  • A British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years
  • An Irish citizen living overseas who was born in Northern Ireland and who has been registered to vote in Northern Ireland in the last 15 years

Where should i register to vote?
If you are a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home and term-time addresses.
If you are not sure if you are already registered contact your local electoral registration office.
Find the contact details for your local electoral registration office.
In England, Scotland or Wales, you can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
In Northern Ireland, visit our Register to vote in Northern Ireland page to download a registration form.

You may need the following to registrer, if you have them:

  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your passport if you’re a British citizen living abroad

Can i vote twice? 
If your home and uni addresses are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections in both. However, even if you are registered in two areas – at home and at uni – you can only vote in one at a general election. It is a criminal offence to vote twice in a UK general election.

I’m registered, now how do I vote?
You can vote in the general election come June 8 in the following ways:

  • In person at your local polling station – you can find the location on the Electoral Commission’s website closer to voting day.
  • Details of the nearest polling station will most likely be shown to you on the back of your polling card, which you’ll receive in the post. 

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