Have you checked that you’re registered to vote in the upcoming local and mayoral elections? With many students returning home during the pandemic it’s important to check that you are registered to vote or have requested a postal or proxy vote.
Registering to vote is quick, easy and secure! You’ll need to fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details including your National Insurance number, which can be found on your National Insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits.
On Thursday 6 May 2021 elections are scheduled to elect councillors to Leeds City Council and a mayor for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The last date to register to vote is 19 April 2021.
You can register both your University address and your home address on the electoral roll at the same time, which means you can choose either location to cast your vote in a General Election. It is important to note that you can't vote twice in a General Election as you would be committing a criminal offence. However, you can vote in local government elections both at home and at your term-time address if both are registered and as long as they are in different local government areas.
Register to vote here: www.studentvoterregistration.ac.uk