Wed, July 08, 2020 - 14:41

General Election

A General Election has been called and will take place on Thursday 12th December 2020.

To vote, you needed to have registered by midnight on the 26th November. This deadline has now passed, but you can register to vote for future elections here.

Over the past few weeks, Hull University Union has been providing information and support to ensure that all students eligible to vote are well-informed and able to engage in the voting process. We will continue to do this right up until polling day.

How do I vote?

If you are a student with both a university address and a home address, you can be registered to vote at both your university address and your home address.

However, in a national poll such as a general election or referendum, you must only vote once, and it is up to you to choose which address you vote from.

It is a criminal offence to vote twice in a national poll.

If you are voting in person, you need to go to the polling station which is named on your ballot paper, which you should have received through the post. You cannot vote at any other polling station. Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm on 12th December. You don’t need to take your ballot paper with you when you vote, but it can help to speed up the process a little.

Travelling home? Remember to vote!

As polling day is in the last week of teaching, you might be planning to leave Hull and go home on Thursday 12th December. If this is you, make sure you include voting in your travel plans. If you want to vote in Hull, do it in the morning before you jump in the car or on a train to head home. If you want to vote in your home constituency, make sure you get back in plenty of time to cast your vote there. Remember, you have between 7am and 10pm to vote.

I registered for postal voting. What do I do?

Follow the instructions on your ballot paper, and make sure you put it in the post as soon as possible. For your vote to count, it needs to reach the Electoral Services Office before 10pm on 12th December. If you forget to post it, or leave it too late, you can take your postal vote in person to your polling station or Electoral Services Officer for the constituency that you are voting in.