On May 3rd 2018, Local Council Elections will take place across the UK. It is important to vote in local elections because while your MP represents your constituency on a national level in the Houses of Parliament, your Local Council have significant powers over: housing, leisure facilities, parks and public places, libraries, social services, recycling and other issues.
Voting in an election is about deciding who will represent you, and will make decisions that affect you. This is your chance to vote for people and policies that you believe in.
Register to vote at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote by midnight Tuesday 17th April. You need to re-register to vote every time you move house.
You can vote if you are a British citizen, EU citizen or from a qualifying Commonwealth country.
You will be asked for your National Insurance number when you register to vote. If you don’t have it, just type that in the box and the Council will get in touch with you to verify eligibility. You should still be able to vote.
If you are a British citizen you can vote at your home AND University address. You can apply for a postal or proxy vote to vote at the one you won’t be present at.
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Find out everything you need to know about the elections in your local area on the Democratic Dashboard: http://democraticdashboard.com/
Vote at your local polling station (find at wheredoivote.co.uk) Thursday 3 May 7am to 10pm.
Here is a list of countries that are eligible to vote in this May election:
Antigua and Barbuda
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Cyprus
St Christopher and Nevis
St Vincent and the
Trinidad and Tobago
United Republic of Tanzania