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Register to vote for upcoming elections and EU referendum

Friday 15 April 2016

There are some important elections taking place in the UK over the next few months. On Thursday 5 May, there will be elections for:

On Thursday 23 June, the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union takes place.

You can find out more about these elections on the Electoral Commission website.

Can I register to vote?

You qualify to register to vote if you are:

  • a British citizen
  • an EU citizen resident in the UK
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen resident in the UK

A qualifying Commonwealth citizen is someone who has leave to enter or remain in the UK, or does not require such leave. You can download a full list of qualifying EU countries, Commonwealth countries, British Overseas Territories and British Crown Dependencies here.

Find out more at: www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/register-to-vote/who-can-register-to-vote

How do I register to vote?

To have your say in the elections on Thursday 5 May, you need to register to vote by Monday 18 April. If you are registered to vote by this time, you do not need to re-register to vote in the EU referendum unless your address changes. The deadline to register to vote in the EU referendum is Tuesday 7 June.

You can register to vote online at: gov.uk/register-to-vote.

As a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home and term-time addresses. Find out more at: www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/register-to-vote/students

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