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Students

If you are a student, you may be unsure about where you are registered to vote - at home or at university. Find out about voting as a student.

On this page, you can find information about voting for students.

Register to vote

You can register to vote at gov.uk/register-to-vote.


Where should I register to vote?

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

If you live in England, Scotland or Wales and 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 Northern Ireland, contact the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.


Can I vote twice – at home and at university?

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

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

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