GENERAL ELECTION

You need to ensure you register to vote by clicking the button on the right, by midnight on Monday 22nd May.

HOW DO I VOTE?

You can find out different ways to vote here:

WHERE'S MY POLLING STATION?

If you aren't sure where your local polling station is, click here.

VOTING AS A STUDENT

If you are a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home and term-time addresses.

If you are not sure if you are already registered contact your local electoral registration office.

Find the contact details for your local electoral registration office.

In England, Scotland or Wales, you can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

In Northern Ireland, visit our Register to vote in Northern Ireland page to download a registration form.

CAN I VOTE TWICE; AT HOME AND AT UNI?

If your home and uni addresses are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections in both.

However, even if you are registered in two areas – at home and at uni – you can only vote in one at a general election.

It is a criminal offence to vote twice in a UK general election.

PARLIMENT TOUR!

In addition, if you are planning on voting in this General Election, you can book yourself onto a FREE Parliament tour (normally costing £18.50 each). More information here.

EU / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

You can vote if you are aged 18 or over on June 8th 2017 (election day) and you are:

  • A British citizen
  • An Irish citizen resident in the UK
  • A citizen of a Commonwealth country resident in the UK. (You should have leave to enter or remain in the UK, or do not require leave to remain in the UK)
  • A citizen of a British Overseas Territory or a British Crown Dependency. (You do not need to be resident in the UK to vote. If you are returning home you can register as an overseas voter).
  • If you are from Hong Kong you and are resident in the UK AND have a Hong Kong British Dependent Territories, British nationals (Overseas) or British Overseas passport, you are eligible to vote.

I will be away from my address in Brighton and Hove when voting.

There are three ways that you can make sure of your vote on June 8th  if you will be away from your address in Brighton & Hove.

1.Postal Vote

You can apply for a postal vote to allow you to vote in your term time constituency. Forms need to be signed personally but they can be scanned and submitted electronically to electors@brighton-hove.gov.uk  to speed up your application.

The link below will allow you to download a form to apply for a postal vote.

Download an application form for a Postal Vote

The deadline for acceptance of postal vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 23rd May 2017. You will receive a postal voting pack which explains how to cast your vote by post. Postal votes, once completed, must be received in time to be counted on June 8th.

2.Proxy Vote

You can appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf. Usually this is a friend or family member but you must check with the person that you wish to vote on your behalf that they are available to do this for you and that they are not acting as proxy for more than one other person.

Forms need to be signed personally but they can be scanned and submitted electronically to electors@brighton-hove.gov.uk to speed up your application. The link below will allow you to download a form to apply for a proxy vote. There are a number of different forms, covering different reasons for requiring a proxy vote, but in most cases students will choose the “temporarily away from home” option

Download an application form to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf

The deadline for receipt of proxy vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017. If your proxy cannot vote in person at your polling station and will require to vote by post on your behalf the deadline is earlier, 5pm on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

3.Register to vote at your home address

Students can register to vote at both their home and term time addresses allowing them to vote in either place, without the inconvenience of travel which might interfere with their studies. If you would like to register to vote at your home address simply visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you have your National Insurance number to hand it only takes a few minutes to complete the online form.

If you do not know your National Insurance number you will normally be required to provide some additional proof of identification. Although it is possible to do this electronically, this will mean that your application takes more time. To help ensure that this does not cause you to lose your vote, please supply an email address when applying to speed up the process.

The deadline to register in time to vote in the general election is Midnight on Monday 22nd May

I will be away from my home constituency when voting

There are three ways that you can make sure of your vote on June 8th if you will be away from your home constituency

1.Postal Vote

You can apply for a postal vote to allow you to vote in your home constituency. Postal votes are administered by the council elections team which covers you constituency. Although forms need to be signed personally they can usually be scanned and submitted electronically to speed up the application. The links below will allow you to find out where to send your application and to download a form to apply for a postal vote.

Find out where to send your application

Download an application form for a Postal Vote

The deadline for acceptance of postal vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 23rd May 2017. You will receive a postal voting pack which explains how to cast your vote by post. Postal votes, once completed, must be received in time to be counted on June 8th.

2. Proxy Vote

You can appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf. Usually this is a friend or family member but you must check with the person that you wish to vote on your behalf that they are available to do this for you and that they are not acting as proxy for more than one other person.

Proxy vote applications are administered by the council elections team which covers your constituency. Although forms need to be signed personally they can usually be scanned and submitted electronically to speed up the application.

The links below will allow you to find out where to send your application and to download a form to apply for a proxy vote. There are a number of different forms, covering different reasons for requiring a proxy vote, but in most cases students will choose the “temporarily away from home” option.

Find out where to send your application Download an application form to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf

The deadline for receipt of proxy vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017. If your proxy cannot vote in person at your polling station and will require to vote by post on your behalf the deadline is earlier, 5pm on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

2.Register to vote at your term time address

Students can register to vote at both their home and term time addresses allowing them to vote in either place, without the inconvenience of travel which might interfere with their studies. If you would like to register to vote at your term time address simply visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you have your National Insurance number to hand it only takes a few minutes to complete the online form.

If you do not know your National Insurance number and live in the city we can often verify identity by using the University’s student list.  On the online form you will be asked why you cannot supply a National Insurance number – you should answer this with the statement that you are a student at Brighton University. Please supply an email address when applying so that we can quickly get in touch should we need to contact you about your application.

The deadline to register in time to vote in the general election is Midnight on Monday 22nd May