Q1. Where can I register to vote?

A1. Register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes a couple of minutes. Make sure you have your National Insurance number handy.

Q2. Who can vote in the UK?

A2. To vote in a UK general election, you have to be registered to vote, be 18 years old or over and be a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus.

To vote in Scottish, Welsh and Norther Irish Parliamentary elections, for the Greater London Authority and the London Mayor (for those registered in London) and in local government elections across the UK,  you must be registered to vote and also be one of the following:

- a British citizen living in the UK

- a qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in the UK

- a citizen of the Republic of Ireland living in the UK

- a European Union citizen living in the UK

- 18 or over in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, or 16 or over in Scotland

Q3. Can students register at two addresses?

A3. YES, students can register at their university/ term address and their home address. It might be worth registering at both, as future elections may take place in term time or during university holidays.

Q4. How do I register for a postal vote?

A4. First of all you have to be registered to vote. If you are already registered and now want to apply for a postal vote, you need to fill in the form at this link and then send it to the electoral registration office in your local council. To find their details enter your postcode here

Q5. How do I register for a proxy vote?

A5. If you cannot vote in person and trust someone to cast your vote for you, you can apply for a proxy vote. You can find all the info here.

Q6. Do I need to re-register to vote if I move home?

A6. YES, every time you move home you need to re-register.

Q7. I'm not sure if I'm registered to vote. How do I find out?

If you are not sure if you are already registered, contact your local electoral registration office here - https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/register-to-vote/find-your-local-authority