Voting As A Student - Get Election Ready

We've teamed up with the University to help you Get Election Ready! Check out this article for some helpful tips and tricks for understanding your rights as a student in this general election!

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The 2024 General Election is coming up on the 4th of July! We're encouraging our students to Get Election Ready and get voting, but sometimes, being a student can make this stuff a bit confusing... Fear not! We've done all the research for you and compiled it into this handy little FAQ guide...

How do I register to vote?

Registering is super quick and easy, and all you need is your basic personal information and your National Insurance Number. Just visit and fill in the information! You need to do this by 23:59 on the 18th June.

Do I register at my term-time or home address?

If you're a student who lives at more than one address, you are entitled to register to vote at both addresses, but you can only vote once! It's up to you how you decide which constituency you vote in - it may be the area you are living in July, or you may want to vote in the area where your vote will have the most impact in the way of your own preference.

I'm an International student - can I vote?

Lots of international students are eligible to vote in this year's election, with most students from countries within the Commonwealth being able to register. You can check your eligibility here.

Where can I get accepted Voter ID?

NUS have teamed up with Citzencard to get FREE Citzencards to students in the UK - you can learn more and get yours by the 20th June, here! If that doesn't work for you, you can also apply for a Voter Authority Certificate from your council here before 5pm on the 26th of June.

Help! Something is stopping me from voting!

You can apply for a postal vote (the ability to submit your vote via post) before 5pm on the 19th of June, or a proxy vote (the option to allow someone else to vote on your behalf) by 5pm on the 26th June if you cannot get to your polling station.

Who are the candidates for my constituency?

The deadline for candidates to stand in the election is the 6th of June. After that, check out Who Can I Vote For? to meet your candidates!