Students Staff

13 November 2015

Love democracy? Make sure you’re registered to vote in 2016

Filed under: Colchester, Loughton, News, Southend — Communications, CER @ 3.09 pm
Don't lose your voice - make sure you're registered to vote in 2016. Go to

Don’t lose your voice – make sure you’re registered to vote in 2016. Go to

*deadline 20 November*

2016 will be another big year for democracy. Elections will take place across the UK so if you want to vote you must visit the Gov.UK website and register yourself.

Online registration is quick and simple; it should take less than five minutes. If you can’t find, or don’t have your National Insurance number, call 0300 3502 or Textphone: 0300 200 3519.

Visit the Gov.UK website now.

Don’t delay, register today!

  • 20 November: deadline for registration if you want your name to appear on the 1 December electoral register (used by the Boundary commission in their boundary review)
  • 5 February 2016: National Voter Registration Day
  • 18 April 2016: deadline for registration to be able to vote in May 2016 elections
  • May 2016: elections take place across the UK, including:

English Local Government

London Assembly

Mayor of London

Mayoral Elections

Northern Ireland Assembly

National Assembly for Wales

Scottish Parliament

Police and Crime Commissioner (England and Wales)

  • Before end of 2017 – EU Referendum

The National Union of Students (NUS) website has lots of useful information about voter registration and why if you lose your vote you lose your voice! Go straight to the NUS voting toolkit.

Find out more about the new Individual Electoral Registration system and why students must register themselves on the Gov.UK website.

There’s more information about the constituency boundary review plans and the plans to reduce the number of constituencies from 650 to 600 by the 2020 General Election on the Boundary Commission For England website.

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