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About Your Vote

Where Do I Vote?

Who Can Vote?

To vote in these elections for Cambridge City Council, you must be:

  • Resident in the UK
  • Over 18 years old
  • A UK, Commonwealth or EU citizen
  • Registered on the Electoral Register – check with your College Tutorial Office, if you are unsure.

Am I Registered?

All students in College accommodation who are over 18 and UK, Commonwealth or Irish should already be automatically registered! Some Colleges inform students at the beginning of the year, or when they matriculate.

How Do I Vote?

Most students vote at the local polling station; this will be near your registered address (your College), details of which will be sent to you in Easter Term. You can find out where all the polling stations are on this map. You can watch an animated guide to voting in person here: Voting Animation.

Why Should I Vote?

Have a say on important issues that affect you...

Everything from roads and recycling in your area, to education and climate change. These elections will determine who controls the Council and who will make decisions about things which will affect the lives of students for the next four or five years, so what they think – and what they promise to do in their manifesto – is really important.

Vote for students!

Students represent nearly 15% of the voting population, and in some wards students will determine who wins and who loses. Your vote will greatly improve our ability to put pressure on local politicians to defend student interests and put our issues at the top of the agenda.

Democracy and the right to vote shouldn't be taken for granted...

Across the world people have died fighting for the right to vote and be part of a democracy – By registering to vote you'll be showing that you think that right is important. Think about it this way – in the UK, less than 100 years ago, people were killed during their struggles to get the vote for women. In South Africa, not until the end of apartheid in 1994 were black people able to vote for the first time. Today, many people across the world are still denied the right to vote.

Find Out More

The Electoral Commission have put together a wonderful website with plenty of resources and guides to voting in person, by post and by proxy.

Cambridge City Council - information about the local and General elections, as well as detailed information about every polling station.