Have your say on local issues: register to vote

Local Elections take place in the UK on 3 May 2018. To have your say on issues in your local area make sure you are registered to vote by 17 April 2018.

This election provides you with an opportunity to determine who will represent you on your local council. Councils make decisions that affect your day-to-day life including housing policy, environmental issues and local services.

The University is a neutral space for informed and balanced debate, as an inclusive and tolerant institution all sides are able to express their position.

Local Government Elections: Meet Your Candidates

Monday 19 March, 6.00 – 7.30pm
Guild Council Chambers, Guild of Students

Come and meet your Local Government Election Candidates to help you decide who will do the best job at supporting you and other students living in Selly Oak and Bournbrook.
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Voter Registration Week

Monday 19 – Friday 23 March
Guild of Students

Look out for Guild ambassadors on campus who will be helping with voter registration. Plus, if you send a screenshot of your voter registration email to campaigns@guild.bham.ac.uk, the Guild of Students are offering you the chance to win ASOS, Amazon or STA Travel vouchers!


How to register to vote

All British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth and EU citizens living in the UK aged 18 or over are entitled to vote in the election but must have registered to do so by 17 April 2018..

  • Visit the Register to vote website. You will need your date of birth, address, and National Insurance (NI) number.
  • To find your NI number you can call 0345 600 0643 or visit the Gov.UK website
  • If you think you are registered at an old address, you can update your details via the Register to vote website. 


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