A General Election is due to take place in the UK on 12 December 2019. Make sure you are registered to vote!

Current students

Students are able to register to vote at both their home and term-time addresses. If your home and university 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.

If you're not sure if you're already registered to vote, you can check by getting in touch with your local authority. Enter your postcode to find your local electoral registration office, and contact them directly.

If it turns out you're not on the electoral roll, register to vote in England, Scotland, and Wales. Registering online only takes about three minutes.

Undergraduate applicants selected for interview in December 2019

If you are an applicant who will be eligible to vote, or if you are intending to accompany an applicant to Cambridge, we strongly recommend that you arrange a postal or proxy vote as soon as possible as interviews cannot be rescheduled in order to accommodate in-person voting. Further information is available from The Electoral Commission.

Please be aware that:

  • polling stations are open from 7.00am - 10.00pm and so depending on your interview travel arrangements (how far away you live and whether you will be likely to be able to travel to Cambridge and back home in one day), you may wish to vote in person before/after you travel to Cambridge
  • if you think it is not possible for you to vote in person, then registering for a proxy or postal vote is a good option. Please be aware that you need to do this in advance and that there are deadlines to consider. You can find links with more information about how to do this here:

- Applying for proxy vote: www.gov.uk/government/collections/proxy-voting-application-forms  

- Applying for postal vote: www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote

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