We’ve received reports of multiple students being prevented from voting their local polling station due to an administrative error, meaning they’re not on their polling station list despite being registered to vote.
morning our VP Education and Democracy, Jo Lisney, experienced this first hand
and was turned away from her polling station in Southampton Test. Jo says: “It
was a shock this morning when I went to vote and was told I couldn’t. I had my
polling card come through so I knew I could, but the people at the station
showed me the list and it said ‘details … Read the rest
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Looking at the current situation in UK Parliament, it’s becoming more and more likely a General Election will happen soon. Now is the time to make sure you’ve registered to vote.
It’s an easy process:
- You’ll need your national insurance number.
- Following this you’ll be prompted to answer a series of questions. This takes no longer than 5 minutes.
- Finally, upon completion, your local Council will process this information and let you know whether your registration has been successful. This should occur within 10 working days.
You can register to vote here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote … Read the rest
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On Thursday 29 November 2018, the Union will be holding a Making Change Summit and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Students’ Union. This event will be held in the Café on Level 3 of Building 42, Highfield Campus from 14:00 onwards.
Your attendance and contribution will help to directly shape the work that is done over this next year by your team of elected officers. Join in with the discussion and share your ideas. Register your vote by clicking here.
What is an AGM?
The AGM stands for Annual General Meeting and it is a meeting of the … Read the rest
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As you may have heard, our Prime Minister has called a Snap General Election, which means the deadline to register to vote is fast approaching.
It’s really important that students have their say, so make sure you register before the following deadlines:
- Monday 22 May – Deadline to register to vote
- Tuesday 23 May – Deadline to register for postal or postal proxy vote
- Wednesday 31 May – Deadline to register for proxy vote
- Thursday 08 June – Deadline to register to vote on the day or emergency day postal votes
Register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
If you’re not sure who … Read the rest
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“My message to all students is please register [to vote] by the 07 June. That is the date, because otherwise older people will be deciding your future for you on the 23 June. You’ve got to register by the 07 June. It’s your decision. It’s your life. You’re going to have a big long future. The opportunities in Europe are there for you. Low cost flights, free roaming charges, healthcare all across Europe is right there now. It could be taken away from you so get registered before the 07 June and vote remain on the 23 June”.
… Read the rest
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We have organised for comedian, charity activist and ultra marathon runner, Eddie Izzard to talk about his views on the EU Referendum to encourage you to register to vote ahead of the 07 June deadline.
The event, held at Switch Southampton, will feature a talk from the comedian and charity activist, before a Q&A session where the audience will be able to pose their questions for Eddie to answer.
Vice-President Engagement, Hannah Talbot, says, “We want students to understand the arguments surrounding the EU Referendum and to feel empowered to vote. The UK is the 2nd largest beneficiary of … Read the rest
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