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Durham University

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Electoral registration

With a General Election date set for 12 December it's more important than ever that you get the chance to have your say - Don't miss out!

Make sure you are registered to vote by the deadline of midnight on 26 November.

As you settle into life at the University, we would encourage you to register to vote while you are living in Durham.

Registering to vote as a student is easy, simply visit Register to vote

If you're British, or a Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland citizen you are entitled to register to vote in all elections in Britain. Citizens of European Union states are entitled to register to vote in local and European elections. Find out everything you need to know about voting in the UK at the Your vote matters website.

Why should I be on the electoral register?

If you are not registered you can't vote. The electoral register is also used in Credit Referencing when buying some items, such as mobile phones, or opening a bank account. Some employers also check Credit Referencing.

I'm not British, can I vote?

Commonwealth and Republic of Ireland citizens are entitled to register and vote in all elections in Britain. Citizens of European Union states are entitled to register and vote in local and European elections.

I'm already registered at my home address

You are entitled to be registered at home and your University address. At local council elections you can vote in both as well.

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