The deadline to register to vote in May’s Council Elections is Friday 12th April! Have you registered, yet?

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There are council elections taking place on 2nd May in England and Northern Ireland.

The deadline to register to vote in these elections is Friday 12th April.

Where should I register to vote, if I am a student?

If you are a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home and term time addresses.

Are students able to vote twice in local authority elections?

Yes.

If your home and university addresses are in two different local authority areas, you may vote in local elections in both areas.

You need to register with each of the two local authorities, separately, in order to vote twice.

Which councils are up for election on May 2nd?

Metropolitan Boroughs

In 33 of the 36 English Metropolitan Borough Councils one-third of their seats are up for election.

Unitary Authorities

Elections will take place in 47 unitary authorities.

Whole Council

In 30 English unitary authorities the whole council is up for election.

Third of Council

In 17 English unitary authorities one third of the council is up for election.

Non-Metropolitan Districts

Elections will take place in 179 non-metropolitan districts.

Whole Council

In 130 English district authorities the whole council is up for election.

Third of Council

In 49 English district authorities one third of the council is up for election.

Mayoral Elections

Six direct mayoral elections will be held.

One election will be held for a regional mayor.

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, all eleven councils will be up for election.

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