If you're a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home address and your term-time address. 

However, this does not necessarily mean that you can vote more than once in elections taking place on the same day. You can register to vote from the age of 16 although you will not be able to vote until you are 18.

Register to vote

Being registered at both your home address and your term-time addresses doesn't necessarily mean you get two votes.

You will need to choose one address and vote in only that area when you're voting in:

  • UK Parliament elections
  • UK referendums
  • London Assembly and London Mayoral elections

You can't vote at both your term-time address and your home address at these elections. Voting in more than one location is a criminal offence. 

For other elections you can vote at both your term-time and your home address.

You can choose to vote in either or both areas (as long as the addresses are in different council areas) when you're voting in:

  • Local council elections in England
  • Police and Crime commissioner elections and mayoral elections

Make sure you understand the rules for the election you are voting in.

If you do not wish to register at your term-time address in Charnwood, then please let us know by completing the online form:

Opt-out of registering to vote as a student in Charnwood

Last updated: Fri 20th October, 2023 @ 08:42