By voting in an election, you play an important role by exercising your democratic right to vote for a new government and have your say. If you are eligible to vote in a UK election, you can register by visiting the The Electoral Commission, where you can also check if you’re eligible to vote in the UK.

How can I check if I’m registered to vote?

If you're not sure if you're already registered to vote, you can check by getting in touch with your local authority. Enter your postcode to find your local electoral registration office.

Voting as a student
As a student, you’ll be able to register to vote at both your home and term-time addresses. If your home and term-time address are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections at both.

Important to know:

  • You will also need to bring some form of photo ID to vote.
  • During a general election, you'll only be able to cast a vote at a polling station near your term time, or home address.