Have your say and register to vote!
As you may have seen in the press, a General Election has been called on 12th December 2019. With that in mind, if you want to have your say on what matters to you, register to vote today!
Register to vote
You have until midnight on Tuesday 26th November to make sure you are on the electoral register, so do it now.
You can register to vote in both your term time and home accommodation. You can only cast your vote once (ie. for an MP in your term time address or your home address, not both).
To register to vote visit https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You need to have your National Insurance number
How to find my National Insurance number
Check your Student Finance England account – https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login
Check your payslip if you have a part time job
Ask your family
I live abroad / won’t be near the place I want to cast my vote on the 12th December.
Register for a postal vote www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk/postal-voting. You’ll need to do this as soon as possible. You have until 5pm on Thursday 27th November to register for a postal vote.
Register for a proxy vote to have some one cast the vote on your behalf. You’ll need to do this as soon as possible. This may be more reliable than a postal vote depending on where you live. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/proxy-voting-application-forms.
If you are registered to vote in home and term time accommodation, decide now where you will be on the 12th December and make travel arrangements.
Please see the Electoral Commission website for more details on different ways to vote.
From the 14th November all candidates will be announced for all constituencies. The Students’ Union will be promoting the different manifestos of the three main constituencies in Newcastle / Gateshead where many Northumbria students live.
If you want to get involved in our other work in raising awareness of the issues in this election contact firstname.lastname@example.org