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There are two things you should do before voting in elections or referendums in the UK:

*Photo ID is not required in all UK elections and there are different rules on photo ID if you vote in Northern Ireland.

 

On this page you will find information on how to vote: 

 

Information for students on voting in person

 

Where do I vote?

You vote in person at a polling station, which tends to be a public building such as a school, community centre or local hall.

You will be sent a poll card before an election or referendum telling you the location of your polling station.

You will only be able to vote at the polling station on your poll card. You do not have to take your poll card with you, and you can still vote if you have lost your poll card.

 

What time should I vote at?

Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm on the day of an election or referendum.

As long as you are in the queue to vote at the polling station by 10pm, you will be allowed to vote.

 

What do I do at the polling station?

Staff at the polling station will ask for your name and address. In some elections and referendums, including General Elections, you will need to show Photo ID to confirm your identity.

You’ll be given a ballot paper containing a list of the people, parties or options you can vote for.

There will be instructions at the top of the ballot paper and on notices in the polling station on how to fill in your ballot paper.

 

I will not be able to vote in person - what should I do?

Check out our guidance on voting by post or voting by proxy (applying for someone else to vote on your behalf).

 

Information for students on voting by post

 

How do I vote by post?

You have to apply for a postal vote if you want to vote by post.

Students may want to apply for a postal vote if you want to vote at your home address but you are living at your term-time address, or vice-versa.

You may also want to vote by post if you are out of the country on the day of an election or referendum. You do not need to give a reason unless you are voting in Northern Ireland.

 

How do I apply for a postal ballot?

You can apply for a postal vote online or by post. If you plan to vote by post in Northern Ireland, use this form.

You can apply for a postal vote for A) a single election on a specific date, B) a specific period if you want to vote in England, Scotland or Wales, or C) up to three years

The deadline to apply for a postal vote in the UK General Election on 4th July 2024 is 5pm on Wednesday 19th June*.

*If you live in Northern Ireland, the deadline to register for a postal vote or proxy vote is 5pm on Friday 14th June.

 

Information for students on voting by proxy

 

What is voting by proxy?

Voting by proxy is where you ask a trusted person to vote on your behalf in an election or referendum.

You can only apply for a proxy vote under certain circumstances, which include:

  • You will be abroad or away from your home constituency on polling day
  • You are registered as an overseas voter
  • You have a medical issue or disability
  • You cannot vote in person because of work commitments or military service

 

How do I apply for a proxy vote?

You can apply for a proxy vote online or by post. If you plan to vote by post in Northern Ireland, use this form.

You must apply for a proxy vote by 5pm 6 working days before polling day in England, Scotland and Wales, and by 5pm 14 working days before polling day in Northern Ireland.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote in the UK General Election on 4th July 2024 is 5pm on Wednesday 26th June*.

*If you live in Northern Ireland, the deadline to register for a postal vote or proxy vote is 5pm on Friday 14th June.

 

Who can act as a proxy for me?

Anyone can act as your proxy as long as they are A) Registered to vote, B) eligible to vote in the election or referendum taking place, and C) can vote in the polling station stated on your poll card.

Your proxy will need to take their own Photo ID with them if it is required in that election.

If they cannot get to the polling station on your poll card, they can contact your local Electoral Registration Office to arrange to cast their proxy vote by post.

 

Can I change or cancel my proxy vote?

Yes, you can change or cancel who acts as your proxy by contacting your local Electoral Registration Office.

 

More you can do to get ready to Turn Up

 

Campaign partners

We want Turn Up to be the biggest student and youth voter registration campaign ever, so we're partnering with organisations to help spread the word!

British Youth Council

 

Generation Rent

Democracy Classroom

NUS Charity

 

If you're interested in partnering with NUS UK on the Turn Up campaign, email [email protected].