Registering to vote in June’s General Election: deadline today (11:59pm 22 May)

English_Logo_Landscape_RGB_WEBMake sure your opinion is counted in the General Election on Thursday 8 June by registering to vote by 11.59pm on Monday 22 May.

Why not register online now, you’ll need your National Insurance number, and it only takes a couple of minutes (www.gov.uk/register-to-vote)?

Have I registered already?

When you registered with the University, at the start of the academic year last September, you were given the option to complete the Voter Registration Details section. If you did, your details are already with the Electoral Registration Office at Portsmouth City Council.

You can be registered to vote in Portsmouth at your term time address as well as your home address. Please note: you can only vote once. You cannot vote in Portsmouth and at your home address in the same election.

How do I check if I’m registered?

Every local authority holds an electoral register, therefore ask Portsmouth City Council. Contact the Electoral Registration Officer, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2QR. 023 9283 4074, elections@portsmouthcc.gov.uk, www.portsmouth.gov.uk/home.aspx. If you’re living outside of the city details of your local office is available on the Electoral Commission’s website.

What if I’m registered at another address?

If you’ve moved home since the last time you voted in an election, then you will need to re-register at your new property.

Ok, I’ve registered! Now what happens?

On 8 June you can:

  • Vote in person at your local polling station – details of the nearest polling station will be shown on the back of your polling card, which you’ll receive in the post.

If you are not in Portsmouth on 8 June, you can:

  • Vote by post – you will need to complete a form and send it to Portsmouth City Council.
  • Vote by proxy – which means allowing somebody you trust to vote on your behalf this can be due to a disability or if you’re away on a course.

You will need to complete a form a least a week in advance to do this and send it to Portsmouth City Council.

I don’t know what the local policies are, so why should I bother?

The President of the UPSU, James Belmonte said: ‘Voting is one of the most important things you can do to have your voice heard. Whether you like politics or don’t think it’s for you, why don’t you come along to the Student Union’s general debate on 30 May, with the candidates standing for Portsmouth South, to find out more about the people running to represent you!’

More information about registering to vote is available on MyPort.

2 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. iwant to regist as amember

  2. Iam intrested to know more about this university in order to give my vote to the person who deserves it .More over idont know what the nature of this election.

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