Students - get your vote!
Issued: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:30:00 BST
If you are a student - are you registered to vote for the Scottish Parliament Elections and the EU Referendum? The Students Representative Council is offering help and advice.
You must be registered to vote by the 18 April 2016 in order to vote in the Scottish Parliamentary Elections on 5 May.
Voter Registration Events
12pm – 2pm, 7 April (Level 3, Fraser Building)
12pm – 2pm, 11 April (Level 3 café, Library)
If you aren’t yet registered to vote in the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary Election or the EU referendum the SRC are here to help and it only takes 5 minutes to register.
We’ll be holding voter registration events on 7 April on Level 3 of the Fraser Building and on 11 April in the Level 3 café of the Library between 12 and 2pm. We’ll also be joined by the Electoral Commission who can answer any queries you may have about registering to vote.
Alternatively you can register online at Register to vote
If you don’t know if you are registered to vote you can find out how to check at About my Vote
Remember the deadline for registration is 18 April 2016.
Who can register to vote?
The criteria for voting in both the Scottish Parliamentary Election and the EU referendum are explained below. You can get more information about who is eligible at About my Vote
Scottish Parliamentary Elections on 5 May
To vote in a Scottish Parliamentary election you must be:
• 16 years of age or over on polling day
• a British citizen, a Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union
• resident in Scotland
EU referendum on 23 June
You can vote in this referendum if you are registered to vote in the UK, are 18 or over on 23 June 2016 and are:
• A British or Irish citizen living in the UK
• A Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK
• A British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years
• An Irish citizen living overseas who was born in Northern Ireland and who has been registered to vote in Northern Ireland in the last 15 years