18 Apr 2016
Students – are you registered to vote?
For students who want to vote in the forthcoming elections, it is essential that you check that you are on the Electoral Register.
As of 2015, the way we all register to vote changed to a system called Individual Electoral Registration (IER). This system means that everyone is responsible for registering to vote individually.
While the University has worked closely with Charnwood Borough Council to ensure that students are able to vote locally, it is the responsibility of every student to check that they are registered.
If you are not registered to vote with the local council, you will not be able to vote in Loughborough while at University.
Key upcoming dates for 2016:
Thursday 5 May - Police and Crime Commissioner Elections
The last chance to apply to register to vote in this election is April 18.
This is the last date to apply to vote. If you apply at the last minute and there is a problem with your application, it will not be possible for you to be registered in time to vote on May 5. Please apply as soon as possible.
Thursday 23 June - EU Referendum
The EU Referendum is taking place after the end of the University term. If you are not going to be in Loughborough on 23 June and want to vote, you need to make alternative arrangements. You can either register to vote at home or arrange a postal vote from Charnwood Borough Council. Please be aware, you can register to vote with two local authorities, but you can only vote once in the referendum.
For further information on your eligibility to vote and how to register, click here.
Further information can also be found on the Charnwood Borough Council website.