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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Register online at your new Connaught Hall address to vote in local (council), national (parliamentary), and European elections

The following is an important message from the Electoral Registration Office:

Registering to vote - Students

In June 2014, the way we register students changed. Where we would previously ask for a list of residents from your hall of residence and then register everyone who qualifies, the onus is now on you, the individual student, to register yourself. 
The registering process can now be done online and is simple and straightforward. You will need to enter your date of birth and your national insurance number. The registering process will take less than three minutes.
The new register will be published on the 1st December 2014, so please don't delay your registration. Failure to register, whether it be online or in paper form, will result in a canvasser coming to your door to help you complete a form.
You could exercise your right to vote as early as the 7th May 2015 (if you qualify to vote for this election) as we will be holding Parliamentary Elections on that day. 
Please click the link below and you will be taken to the online portal where you can register.

Who is eligible to vote?

You can register to vote if you are:

1) at least 16 years old; and 
2) (a) a British citizen or 
    (b) an Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizen who is resident in the UK.

If you are 16 or 17, you can only register if you will be 18 within the lifetime of the electoral register. You cannot vote until you are 18.

If you are a citizen of a European Union or Commonwealth country, and resident in the UK, you are eligible to register to vote in UK elections. To qualify, Commonwealth citizens must be resident in the UK and either have leave to enter or remain in the UK or not require such leave. The definition of a 'Commonwealth citizen' includes citizens of British Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.

Citizens of the European Union (who are not Commonwealth citizens or Citizens of the Republic of Ireland) can vote in European and local elections in the UK, and some referendums (based on the rules for the particular referendum) but are not able to vote in UK Parliamentary general elections.

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