Students and the 2015 General Election

13/04/2015
students and the general elections
 
With the 2015 General Election drawing near, it's time for UK students to think about who they're going to vote for. But before that, you'll need to make sure you're registered to vote and you know all of the details of how the election will work. Here's what you need to know as a UK student voting in the General Election 2015...
 
The UK general election will take place on Thursday 7th May 2015.
 
As a student, you may be able to register at both your home and term-time addresses. However, you can only vote once in the General Election - so you'll need to choose whether you want to vote in your home constituency or your uni one. In Local Elections, you can vote in both places.
 
You'll need to be 18 or over at the time of the election to vote, but you can register to vote at any point after your 16th birthday.
 
If you want to vote in the 2015 general elections, you must register to vote by Monday 20th April - so get on with it!
 
It might be easiest to vote by post. Anyone can apply for a postal vote (although you might not be granted it). Find out how here
 
Think your vote doesn't matter? Think again! According to the BBC, the student vote could swing this year's election. 73% of students are now registered to vote - so make sure you're among the number!