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Register to vote for the 6 May Elections.

Student news

Register to vote for the 6 May Elections.

Kent County Council and Police & Crime Commissioner elections are taking place on Thursday 6 May. You need to be registered to vote in order to participate and vote at these elections. The deadline to do this is midnight on 19 April. Students need to register each academic year.

Students are able to register to vote at both their home and term-time addresses. If your home and uni address are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections at both. However, in general elections, you’ll only be able to vote in one.

As well as having your say on a range of local issues if you want to rent, get a mobile contract, or sign up for a credit card, it really helps if you’re on the electoral roll.

To register to vote please visit gov.uk/register-to-vote or call 01227 862007 (Canterbury office) or 01634 332030 (Medway office).

If you have any questions or if you are not sure whether you are entitled to register to vote, please email us at electoral.services@canterbury.gov.uk or electoralservices@medway.gov.uk