In the upcoming 2018 Local Elections we want to ensure you have all the info to make sure you are registered to use your vote on polling day on May 3rd 2018. If you're a student studying away from home, you can register in your home town as well as Plymouth.
Need to know dates:
Deadline to register to vote: 17th April - register now at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
Polling day: 3rd May
Am I eligible to vote?
Click Here - you can find out who can vote at elections in the United Kingdom.
You can also find out what students need to know to make sure they are able to have their say at elections.
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 May 3rd in the following ways:
- In person at your local polling station – you can find the location on the Your Vote Matters 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.