So the Prime Minister has called for a snap election to be held on 8 June and you’re chomping at the bit to exercise your democratic right. Make sure your opinion is counted by registering to vote. Here’s how –
You can vote if you’re registered and are 18 or over on the date of the vote. You must be one of the following –
- A British citizen living in the UK
- A Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK
- A British Citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years
- An Irish citizen living overseas who was born in Northern Ireland and who has been registerd to vote in Northern Ireland in the last 15 years.
How to register
If you registered to vote in last year’s local election, you may not been to re-register. Otherwise, head to gov.uk/register-to-vote by 22 May. You will need your National Insurance Number and your passport.
If you’ve moved house since the last time you voted, you will need to re-register at your new property.
I’m not from Hull. Do I register here or at home?
If you have both a permanent home address and a term-time address, you can be lawfully registered at both.
Don’t know if you’re registered?
Call Electoral Services at Hull City Council on 300300 and they will be able to tell you if you are registered.
How do I vote?
You can vote in the general election in the following ways –
- In person at your local polling station – details will be shown on your polling card, which you’ll receive in the post.
- By post if you’re unable to vote in person on the day. For a postal vote you need to download this form. You will be sent a ballot paper by post, which you need to send back. This must be done in advance – all postal vote requests need to arrive a few days before the election.
Now for the difficult part – deciding who to vote for!