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Special Arrangements for Registering to Vote
There are certain circumstances where special arrangements for registration and voting need to be made.
If you are a student studying away from home you can register at more than one address. You can register at both your home address and your term-time address and you can vote in both areas at Local Elections. At UK Parliamentary Elections (General Elections) & European Elections you must choose one area to vote in only.
You can register as normal during the annual canvass or by rolling registration. Please note, if you decide not to register during the annual canvass you must still return the form to ensure that we have the correct details for your household.
Anyone who is a member of HM Services can register to vote for all elections. There are two ways to do this;
- You can include your details on the annual canvass form delivered to the address where you would normally live or;
- You can fill in a separate application form for service voters
A service vote is valid for 3 years - we will send all service voters a renewal form after 2 years and 9 months.
If you are a British citizen living abroad and you've been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years, you can apply to be an overseas voter. If you were too young to register when you left the UK, you may still become an overseas voter if your parent or guardian was registered at the time.
As an overseas voter you can vote in UK Parliamentary Elections (General Elections) & European Elections.
You can still register to vote even if you have no permanent address using a Declaration of Local Connection. A homeless person may register at the address of, or which is nearest to, a place where they commonly spend a substantial part of their time (whether during the day or night). This address, for example, may be a park bench, a bus shelter or the doorway of a High Street store. Declarations of Local Connection can be made at any time throughout the year and are valid for 12 months. We will send a renewal form after 9 months.
For further information please contact Electoral Services on 0115 8764111 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.