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The Government has called a General Election on Thursday 12 December 2019, giving all eligible UK voters the chance to choose new Members of Parliament. This election is about more than Brexit. Whatever your views on; international students’ rights, the NHS, university funding, spending on foreign aid, the living wage, funding for mental health services or housing, make sure you vote and have your say. With over 350,000 students in London, your voice, your issues and your opinions are hugely important.

Polling stations are open from 07:00 to 22:00 on Thursday 12 December.

Who should I vote for?

We can’t tell you who to vote for, but we can help you decide. 

Together with NUS, we’ve developed a policy match tool. Answer a few simple questions about what you think about the key issues affecting the UK and you’ll be shown which party best reflects your views. Try it out, you might be surprised. 

Use the VoteSavvy tool

Need to know who’s standing in your constituency? The BBC website has the full list of candidates, just put in the postcode of where you’re registered.  

Find your candidates

Be tactical. You may have registered at your home and UCL address. Now you can decide where to vote based on where your vote will matter most.

Find out where you vote matters most

Where do I vote?

You’ll need to go to the polling station assigned to you based on where you’re registered. Polling stations are usually in schools, churches or community centres - Ramsay Hall is a polling station. Where to vote it written on your polling card, but if you lost it (don’t worry that’s fine) you can find out on the Where Do I Vote website.

Where Do I Vote

How do I vote?

Just turn up at the polling station anytime between 07:00 and 22:00 on Thursday 12 December.

The staff there will show you where to go. You’ll need to give your name and address (postcode) - YOU DO NOT NEED ANY FORM OF ID OR YOUR POLL CARD.

You’ll be given a ballot paper which lists all of the candidates. You’ll then need to go into the voting booth to put an X in the box of the person you’d like to be elected. Pop your ballot paper in the ballot box and you’re done.

It feels great!

When are the results announced?

From 22:00 on Thursday 12 December.

We’ll be hosting the General Election results night on Thursday 12 December in Mully’s. We’ll be showing live coverage from 23:00 as the results from around the country slowly trickle in t.

The bar will be open until 03:00 with soft drinks available until 07:00 when you can venture upstairs for breakfast.

Who can vote in the General Election?

To vote in a UK general election a person must be registered to vote and also:

  • be 18 years of age or over on polling day
  • be a British citizen, a qualifying international student (Commonwealth citizen), or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland

For more information see the Electoral Commission website.