Get on the electoral register
5 December 2017 - Student Services
Whether it’s your first time away from home, or you’ve recently made the jump from university halls to second year accommodation, you need to make sure your details are up to date on the electoral register. The information needs updating every time you move in order to be eligible to vote, it’s easy and we’ll show you how.
After the referendum on Brexit and the shock snap general election called not long after, you’d be forgiven for sharing sentiment with Brenda from Bristol. But, in May 2018 local government elections will be taking place across England, so if Leeds is going to be your home for the next few years, and you want to have your say on local policy, you need to make sure you register to vote.
Doing so is easy; it only takes about five minutes. And whether you need to apply for registration or change your personal details such as name or address you can do it all here, just make sure you have your national insure number handy when doing so.
If you’re not sure if you have already registered to vote then you can check with your local electoral registration office. If you are, but you’ve since moved, it’s more than likely you’ll only need to update your address, and select your voting preference.
If you have any questions about getting on the electoral register you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The impact young voters can have has never been more prominent than in the most recent general election, where according to the Financial Times 64% of registered voters aged between 18 and 24 did so, the highest percentage since 1992. You can only vote and make a difference if you register, so it’s important you remember too.
It doesn’t matter whom you vote for, just that you do.