Reasons why you should register

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  • It gives you a say on important issues that affect you

    It gives you a say on important issues that affect you

     – everything from roads and recycling in your area, to education and climate change – You may think you don’t want to vote now, but if an issue comes up that you want to have your say on, if you’re on the register you’ll have the chance to vote on it. Remember, registering to vote doesn’t mean you have to, it just means you can if you want to.

  • If you don’t register, you can’t vote!

    If you don’t register, you can’t vote! – It’s as simple as that. To vote in any UK elections, you have to be on the electoral register. It’s easy to register – you can fill in your details on this website. Then you just need to print the form, sign it, and send it to your local electoral registration office. You can get their address and other contact details on this site.

  • It gives you a say on who represents you in your local council, in the UK Parliament and in Europe

    It gives you a say on who represents you in your local council, in the UK Parliament and in Europe – One of the candidates will be selected to represent you whether you vote or not, so if you’re registered, you’ll have the chance to have a say on who represents you by voting. Some people are quick to complain when they disagree with politicians, but if you don’t register and don’t vote, you’ll never change anything.

  • Elections can be called at short notice, and if you’re not registered you won’t be able to vote

    Elections can be called at short notice, and if you’re not registered you won’t be able to vote – A UK Parliamentary general election, for example, can be called as late as 17 working days before election day, so don’t wait until its too late – register today and you can definitely have your say.
  • If you’re a student living away from home, you can register twice

    If you’re a student living away from home, you may register twice – Many students don’t know that they might be eligible to register to vote at both their home and university addresses, so they’d be able to vote wherever they are at the time of the election.
  • Across the world people have died fighting for the right to vote and be part of a democracy

    Across the world people have died fighting for the right to vote and be part of a democracy – By registering to vote you’ll be showing that you think that right is important. Think about it this way – in the UK, less than 100 years ago, people were killed during their struggles to get the vote for women. In South Africa, not until the end of apartheid in 1994 were black people able to vote for the first time. Today, many people across the world are still denied the right to vote.
  • Because it’s easier than you think!

    Because it’s easier than you think! – It’s as simple as filling in your name, address and a few other details on this site. Then you just need to print the form, sign it, and send it to your local electoral registration office. You can get their address and other contact details on this site.

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Electoral information

United Kingdom General Election 2015

The 2015 United Kingdom General Election will take place on 7 May 2015.

Your Electoral Registration Office

City of London
Electoral Registration Officer
PO Box 270
Guildhall
London
EC2P 2EJ
0800 587 5537
Email City of London