Register to vote in the General Election

As you will be aware, there is a General Election coming up on 12 December 2019.

To vote in a UK general election you must:

  • Be 18 or over on the day of election
  • Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • Be resident at an address in the UK (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
  • Not be legally excluded from voting.

You also need to be on the electoral register.  You can register to vote at both home and term-time addresses, however you can only legally vote once in a General Election. This means that you will be prepared to vote in both locations, so you can decide nearer the time where you want to vote.
The deadline for registering to vote in the upcoming General Election is midnight on 26 November.

If you want to apply to vote by post, register before:

5pm on 26 November if you live in England, Scotland or Wales
5pm on 21 November if you live in Northern Ireland

Register to vote online


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