Local and mayoral elections take place on Thursday 3rd May. This does not include Brighton and Hove, but it will cover Hastings and towns in West Sussex and could also affect your home town.
If you are already registered to vote, you don’t need to register again, but you may want to check, you should contact your local council.
If your home and university addresses are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections in both.
However, even if you are registered in two areas – at home and at university – you can only vote in one at a general election.
If you want to register, you can so very easily clicking here.
There are many good reasons to vote in the local elections and for some of us, it is a more preferable way of using your influence than in the general election, particularly if local issues are very important to you. Your local MP may have a strong opinion on student funding arrangements, for example. The Department for Education is currently reviewing this issue. Again. By voting locally, you have an opportunity to make your views louder, so be heard.
Registration closes at midnight tonight, 17th April 2018
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