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Registering to vote: A quick and easy guide

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By Abigail Reynolds, Communications Officer at the Electoral Commission

If you’re anything like me, you probably started preparing your uni check list way before you logged onto UCAS that fateful morning back in August. Tea bags, baked beans and bed sheets are a given, as are collecting your timetable and sussing out the most direct route from your halls to the SU – but was registering to vote on your list?

Abigail Reynolds, Communications Officer at the Electoral Commission

As a student, it’s likely that you can register to vote at both your home and term time addresses. This means that at a General Election you can choose which one area you want to cast your vote in. And at local elections, provided the addresses are in two separate local authorities, may mean you can vote in both – giving you the opportunity to have your say on important issues that affect you, your home, and your uni.

It’s easy to register online - you just need your National Insurance number and five minutes of spare time between lectures. With 1 in 3 young people not registered to vote, make sure that you’re not one of the lost voices and register to vote today at gov.uk/registertovote.

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