Voting - polling stations, postal votes, proxy votes and Armed Forces

Voting – students, homeless, living in a mental institution, in custody or prison

Voting as a student

Students are entitled to register at both their home address and university (term time) address if it is a different electoral area.

You must choose which you want to vote in. You can’t vote in two places – that’s an offence.

Voting if you are homeless

You can vote if you are homeless by making a declaration of local connection. Please contact us on the 0300 300 8008 for more information.

Voting if you are living in a mental institution

You can vote if you are in a mental institution, making a declaration of local connection. Please contact us on the 0300 300 8008 for more information.

Voting whilst remanded in custody

You can vote if you are remanded in custody, by making a declaration of local connection. Please contact us on the 0300 300 8008 for more information.

Voting when you are in prison

Prisoners serving a custodial sentence do not have the right to vote, but prisoners on remand are able to vote. Find out more about prisoners' voting rights (link opens in new window).

You need to be on the electoral register in order to vote. You can register online (link opens in new window).

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