Register to vote - 5 basics for students

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1) The deadline to register to vote in the 2019 General Election is 26 November. It takes just 5 minutes and all you need is your national insurance number, so if you’re eligible, do it!

2) As a student, you can register at both your term-time address and your home address. However, in general elections you can only vote from one of these. You can decide which one.

3) If you’ve registered to vote at your current address before, you won’t need to do so again.

4) You don’t have to vote in person. You can nominate someone to vote for you (a proxy vote), or vote by post. The application deadlines are fast approaching: 26 November for postal votes and 4 December for proxy votes in England, Scotland and Wales. Apply here.

5) The Electoral Commission have some additional guidance for students.

Once you're registered, look at to see a list of candidates in your area.

Let us know if you have any questions - we'll be happy to help :)
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