There’s a general election on December 12.
Every vote counts. And if you're a student your vote is especially powerful.
That’s because students can choose whether to vote at your home address, or where you live when you're at university or college.
By choosing wisely, and voting in a seat which is more likely to change hands, you can make sure your vote has maximum impact.
What do I do next?
💻 Register to vote!
First, make sure you’re registered to vote in your preferred location. If you’re registered at your parents’ address you need to register again at your term time address to be able to vote there. You can do this online and it takes just a few minutes.
Register by 5pm on 26 November to vote in the General Election on 12 December.Seriously, do it now →
Then you can...
✉️ Postal Vote
If you’re not going to be in your preferred voting location - say, because you’re still at university that day - then apply for a postal vote. You don’t need a specific reason to vote by post and you might just prefer to get your vote in that way… especially in the depths of winter!
❄️ We recommend using postal voting to ensure you don’t miss the chance to have your say.
Apply by 26 November if you live in England, Scotland or Wales or 21 November if you live in Northern Ireland.Apply for a postal vote →
👩 Proxy Vote
You can also arrange for a trusted friend or family member to vote on your behalf. This is called a Proxy Vote. You need to arrange this in advance.
Apply by 4 December.Apply for a proxy vote →
🗳️ Vote in person
You know the drill. Pop along to your local polling station and mark your cross in the box next to your preferred candidate on December 12. Aim to get there early! No one enjoys queuing at 9pm.