Register to vote
- Thursday 12 December 2019
A general election is coming. The country is heading back to the polls on 12 December. Are you ready?
Millions aren’t. Millions of people in the UK could miss their chance to vote in these elections because they’re not registered to vote.
You have until midnight on Tuesday 26 November to secure your vote. Tell your colleagues, friends and family to register too.
Registering to vote couldn’t be easier.
You can do it online, and on your phone in minutes at gov.uk/register-to-vote. (You will need your national insurance number).
To make voting in December that bit easier you can also apply for a postal vote, once you’re registered.
The postal vote deadline is likely to be 5pm Wednesday 27 November.
Apply for a proxy vote. If you’re away on voting day, make sure to apply for a proxy vote before 5pm 4 December.
Applying for a postal or proxy vote in Northern Ireland.
Spread the word
You’re registered? Brilliant. Now be a voter registration workplace champion and encourage your workmates to get on the electoral roll.
Download Unite materials to get the conversation started. Put up a poster in your workplace and start talking to colleagues about why their vote matters.
This election will be about our NHS, our schools, our council services, our police - and the kind of country we want to live in. Make your vote count!
To vote in a UK general election you must:
- Be 18 or over on the day of the election.
- Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen.
- Be resident at an address in the UK (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years).
- Not be legally excluded from voting.