The importance of students registering to vote

[Tom Boon | Contributing Writer]

Students are being reminded to register to vote before the local elections in April. The parliamentary boundaries of the UK will be redrawn based on the number of people registered to vote on the 1st December.

While it’s too late to register by this deadline, it’s not too late to register to vote in the 2016 elections, which will see all of the local council seats up for re-election, in addition to the Police and Crime Commissioner position for the county.

It is important to register to vote as this is your way of gaining representation on local and national issues. What’s more, as a full-time student living at university, you can be registered to vote at the Local Elections in Welwyn Hatfield and at home. A spokesperson from the National Union of Students said:

“Where people are not registered to vote, they will be under-represented in parliament – it’s vital that we act now to ensure that students’ voices are heard in 2016.”

You can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

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The importance of students registering to vote