Changed your address? Register to vote

Posted on 27 March 2019

Make your voice heard in the May local elections.

Local elections in May | Register to vote by 12 April 2019

Local elections to appoint City of York councillors are being held on Thursday 2 May 2019. Councillors are involved with setting policies that impact on their ward and across York.

If you have changed address, you need to register (or re-register) to vote. For local elections, students are entitled to register and vote at both their home address and their university address. 

If you live in campus accommodation, you also need to register as the University can no longer do it for you. If you’re not sure if you’re registered, email City of York Electoral Services with your name and address: student.register@york.gov.uk.

Did you know?

It’s a legal requirement to register to vote (though it is not a legal requirement to vote). It can also enhance your credit rating, too.

Make your voice heard

Young people are noticeably less likely to vote than older people. In the 2017 general election, 57% of 18 and 19 year-olds voted, while for those aged 70+ the figure was 84%. (Source: YouGov)

Make your voice heard on issues you care about.

It’s quick and easy

You can register online. It only takes around five minutes and all you need is your National Insurance number and date of birth.

For more information, see the City of York Council information for students registering to vote and their FAQs about elections for students.

The deadline for registering is Friday 12 April 2019.

Register to vote