If you have moved to Manchester this September or you’ve recently changed address, you will need to (re)register to vote to be on the electoral register in order to vote in elections and referendums in the UK (this includes local elections).
Registering to vote is simple and only takes around five minutes – all you need is your National Insurance number.
If you’re a student it also means that you are able to be registered in two places – in Manchester but also back home.
If you split your time between two addresses – like a home address and a term address, you can register to vote at both addresses (as long as they’re not both in the same council area.) At local elections you can vote in both places. At national elections, like a general election, you can only vote in one place, but you can choose which place you vote in.
The next scheduled election to take place in Manchester will be Local Government Elections on Thursday 5 May 2022.
You need to register online before 22 November 2021 to be included on the 1 December 2021 register. You can register to vote online here.