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Encourage students to vote in the General Election

Register for General election 22 May

The next General Election will be held on Thursday 8 June 2017.

As a University, we hope to encourage as many as students as possible to vote. In order to do so, students must register to vote before 11.59pm on Monday 22 May.

How to register

  • To register or to update a voting address, visit gov.uk/register-to-vote.
  • Registration is quick and easy – it should only take around five minutes to complete.
  • Students will need to provide their National Insurance number and residential address as of 8 June 2017. If a student will be staying in Reading over the summer or until the Summer Ball (10 June), they will need to register with their term-time address so that they can vote at a local polling station.
  • Students can check whether they are already registered by visiting the Your Vote Matters website and searching for their nearest electoral registration office. 

Tools for engaging with students 

Universities UK has released several useful tools to help universities engage with students –colleagues are welcome to use any of the following resources:

Additional information on voting and the General election is available at yourvotematters.co.uk.

Thank you in advance for encouraging your students to vote. 

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