Thank you for pledging to vote at the General Election on Thursday 4th July!


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Here are the most important things students need to know before voting:


1) You need to be registered to vote

The deadline to register to vote at the General Election has now passed.

If you are registered, you will received a poll card in the post with your name and the location of your polling station on it.


2) You will need to show valid photo ID to be able to vote

Valid ID includes passports and driving licences - find our more about what counts as voter ID here.

Student ID cards issued by universities and colleges do not count as voter ID in elections.

You can apply for a FREE Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm on Wednesday 26th June:


3) Some international students will be able to vote in the General Election

British, Irish and qualifying Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK are allowed to vote in General Elections, but you have to be registered to vote.

Qualifying Commonwealth countries include India, Pakistan, Australia, Sri LankaCanada and many more.

Click here to find out if you can vote


4) You can apply for a proxy vote if you think you will be away from home on 4th July

You might be on your summer holidays in July, or you might want to vote at your term-time address despite being at home. If this is the case, you can apply for a proxy vote.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 26th June.

Click here for our full FAQs about voting in the General Election