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:
- Mayor of London and London Assembly
- Local government elections in England
- National Assembly for Wales
- Northern Ireland Assembly
- Scottish Parliament
- Police and Crime Commissioners
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