Registering to vote as a student

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

If you're not sure if you're already registered to vote, contact:

Voting as a student

You can't vote at both your home address and your term-time address in a national poll, even if the addresses are in different areas of the country.

    Voting in a national poll, for example a UK Parliamentary general election

    National polls are considered to be one election, but local elections are considered separate elections.

    You can only vote once in a national poll, such as a general election.

    This means you must choose if you want to vote at your home address or at your term-time address.

    It is a criminal offence to vote twice in one election.

    If you're not able to make it to the polling station on the day, you can apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote.

    Voting in a local election

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

    This is because they are separate elections.

    Find out more about local elections

    Last updated: 13 December 2019
    Next review: 12 September 2020