As we are sure you are aware by now a snap General Election election has been called to take place on the 8th June 2017. To vote you must be 18 or over on polling day in England and Wales and 16 or over in Scotland. A General Election gives the public a chance to wave goodbye to a current government and replace it with a new leader and cabinet.

If you are a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home and term-time addresses. If your home and university addresses are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections in both. However, even if you are registered in two areas – at home and at university – you can only vote in one at a general election.

Why Vote?

  • Voting gives you the power to create change
  • Voting gets your representatives working for you
  • The choices you make matter!
  • This election decides who is in power for the next 5 years
  • Our ancestors fought, bled and died to give us the right to vote

Who Can Vote?

To vote in a General Election you must:

  • be registered to vote
  • be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
  • be a British, Irish or 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

Go here to find out if you can register to vote.


Have you registered to vote? 

Yes                         No


You Selected "Yes"

Will you be at the location you are registered on the 8th June?

Yes                          No

You Selected "No"

Will you be on campus on the 8th June?

Yes                          No

You Selected "YES"



You can find out more about the different political parties here.

You Selected "No"


Can you register at the address you will be at?

If you’re a student going home you can register at both your home address and your university address


Alternatively you can opt for a postal vote! Just make sure you apply by the 23rd May!

You Selected "Yes"


Register to vote here