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General election | Register to vote by 26 November

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The general election is set for Thursday 12 December. 

We strongly encourage all eligible students to use their vote.

In order to vote:

1. You need to be registered to vote (The deadline for registering to vote is midnight, Tuesday 26 November 2019). REGISTER HERE (it only takes five minutes). Plus, see this step-by-step, easy read guide to registering.

2. You must be 18 or over on polling day (voting day, set for 12 December)

3. You must be British, Irish or a QUALIFYING COMMONWEALTH CITIZEN

4. You must be resident at a UK address (or a UK citizen living abroad, but registered to Vote in the UK in the past 15 years)

5. You must not be legally excluded from voting

Register to vote

All eligible students can register to vote in Brighton & Hove during the Online Registration process at the start of each academic year.

You can register to vote at your term-time address (your University residence or student house) and your home addressbut you can only vote in one location per election.

If you have already registered at your current address (through Online Registration, for instance) and you plan to vote in that location, you do not need to register again.

If you have changed address since you last registered to vote, you can register with your updated details at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.


How and where to vote

In person

You can vote in person at your allocated polling station. You can find details on your polling card, which should be delivered to your registered address shortly before the election date.

Postal vote

If you are unable to get to the polling station in the location you want to vote in on polling day, a postal vote can be a useful option. Postal votes must be applied for in advance. The deadline for returning a postal vote application is 5pm, Tuesday 26 November 2019.

Completed postal ballot packs must be returned to the Electoral Registration Office at your local council by 10pm on election day.

Proxy vote

If for a particular reason you would like someone else to cast your vote in person on your behalf, you can apply for a proxy vote.

More information


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