Why should I register to vote?

  • It gives you a say on important issues that affect you – from roads and recycling, to education and climate change. 
  • Voting gives you a say on who represents you in your local council, in the UK Parliament and in Europe 
  • Elections can be called at short notice - if you’re not registered you can’t vote. 
  • If you’re a student living away from home, you can register where you live at University or College as well as your normal home address providing they are not in the same local authority area 
  • If you don’t register, you can’t vote! – It’s as simple as that. To vote in any UK elections, you have to be on the electoral register. 
  • It’s easy to do – apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or request a form from us 
  • People across the world have died fighting for the right to vote and be part of a democracy. In the UK, in the early 20th century, people were killed during their struggles to get the vote for women. 
  • Black people were not allowed to vote in South Africa until the end of apartheid in 1994. Today, many people across the world are still denied the right to vote. By voting you are showing your support for people who have had to fight hard for democracy.