date and time icon Thu, 06 Jun 2024

General election - make sure you are registered to vote

The UK general election will take place on Thursday 4 July. To vote, you must make sure you have registered by Tuesday 18 June.

If you're a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home address and your term-time address. However, you can't vote at both addresses -  you will need to choose one address and vote in only that area.

To register to vote online, you need just five minutes and your National Insurance number.

You don't need to register to vote before every election. To find out if you're already registered, you can contact your local Electoral Registration Office.

If you're not able to make it to the polling place on the day, you can apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote (when someone you trust votes on your behalf).

Find out more about voting as a student.