Your vote matters
The general election is fast approaching, with the ballots opening on May 7th. To take part, you’ll need to have registered to vote before the 20th April.
Are you registered to vote?
Students used to be automatically registered to vote by their universities acting as “head of household”. However changes in the system have resulted in many being omitted from the electoral register and even if you voted last year you might not find yourself on this year’s list. Luckily, the window of opportunity is open for another 8 days. Register yourself online here:
If you’re not sure if you’re registered already, no worries! You can register multiple times. Also, don’t be put off if you can’t find your national insurance number; while it’s preferable to include it there is an option on the form to register without it.
Should I bother?
Yes. It will take 2 minutes and without doing it you won’t be able to vote. It’s like getting a ticket to an event you might not actually attend; you’re leaving yourself the choice so you don’t regret it on the night when everyone’s gone and you didn’t get your act together before tickets sold out.