June 8th - Where will you be?
Whether you'll be in Sheffield celebrating the end of Exam season or will be back home relaxing, don't lose your vote in the General Election. Register both a term-time and home address. Unsure where to vote? Compare your two postcodes here to see where your vote counts most! And apply for a postal vote if you need one.
Can't I just turn up and vote?
No! You need to have registered by 22nd May. Registering means you'll be allocated a polling station. This allocated polling station is then the only place you can vote unless you've made plans in advance.
As a student, you can register two addresses - home and term-time. Unsure where to vote? Compare your two postcodes here to see where your vote counts most!
After registering, you can apply for a postal vote (by 23rd May) from your Local Authority.
I'm not British. Can I vote?
Citizens from over 70 countries can vote in the General Election! If you are a British, Irish, or Commonwealth Citizen you can vote. Click here to see if you are eligible.
Can I register at uni AND at home?
Yes! You can register both a home and a term-time address, and just decide where to vote on the day as you'll be allocated a polling station in both places. Unsure where to vote? Compare your two postcodes here to see where your vote counts most! Obviously it's illegal to vote in both places, so don't risk a criminal record and massive fine.
Register fast here.
Have your National Insurance number handy if you have it, or just write 'I'm a student at the university of Sheffield' in the text box provided.
How do I vote by post?
To vote by post:
1. Register to vote (or re-register if you want to add or change an address) by 22nd May.
2. Ask the local authority (e.g. Sheffield City Council) where you are registered for a postal vote application form. These are usually found online. Sheffield's is here.
3. Send the form back to arrive before 23rd May.
4. Your postal vote should arrive in the post a week or two before the General Election.
0114 222 8731
Is the SU campaigning on this?
We'll soon be launching the 'Sheffield Students' Manifesto' outlining issues key to students in this General Election so you can talk to candidates about their policies and how they would support students if elected.
Am I already registered?
The only way to check is to contact the Local Authority where you think you are registered to see if you're on their electoral register. If you want to check in two places, you'll need to contact them separately. It might be quicker simply to re-register here. You can register both a home and term-time address and if you're duplicating a record, the Local Authority will match your details anyway. Unsure where to vote? Compare your two postcodes here to see where your vote counts most!