Students

On this page, you can find information about registering to vote for students.

Your voice should be heard. Registering to vote could be your first step in influencing the future of your country.


How do I register to vote?

If you are a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home and term-time addresses.

If you are not sure if you are already registered contact your local electoral registration office.

To find the contact details for your local electoral registration office, enter your postcode in the Your local area section of our homepage.

In England, Scotland or Wales, you can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

In Northern Ireland, visit our Register to vote in Northern Ireland page to download a registration form.


Can I vote twice – at home and at uni?

It is a criminal offence to vote twice in a UK general election.

Even if you are registered in two areas – at home and at uni – you can only vote in one at a general election.

However, if your home and uni addresses are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections in both.


EU Referendum

The referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union is on Thursday 23 June 2016.

If you are not already on the electoral roll, you need to register to vote by midnight on 7 June 2016 to vote in the EU Referendum.

You can find more information about the EU Referendum and how to have your say on our EU Referendum microsite.