Give An X; TURN UP

The United Kingdom will have a General Election on Thursday the 4th of July 2024. Students make up 10% of the voting population in the UK. In some areas, you are the kingmakers – if you TURN UP.

It’s time to Give An X – get registered, get informed, and get out and vote on the 4th of July! Pledge to vote and we'll send you all the information you need to take part.



Your Voter Checklist

1. Check your right to vote

You don’t necessarily have to be a UK citizen to be eligible to vote! Check if you’re able to vote. 

Can I Vote?


2. Check you’re registered to vote

The deadline to register is June 18th. It only takes 5 minutes, and all you need is your national insurance number. 

Register to vote!


3. Check your ID to vote

You will need a valid photo ID to vote in any election in Northern Ireland. You can use a passport or driving license, or get a free electoral ID card. The deadline for applying for an Electoral ID Card to use at the UK Parliamentary Election on 4 July 2024 is midnight on 21 June 2024.

Check your ID!


4. Check your candidates and TURN UP to vote!

Lastly – check up on who you can vote for! What are their policies, what do they stand for, and who would best represent your voice in Westminster? Then simply TURN UP on the 4th of July to cast your vote!

You can check the candidates standing in your constituency by clicking the link below!

Who can I vote for?



How does voting work?

So you’re registered, you’ve looked up your local candidates, and you’ve decided who you’re giving an X – how does it work on polling day?

  • Before the 4th of July, you will receive a polling card in the post. This card will have the location of your polling station on it. You must go to this polling station, turning up at a different one will have you turned away! As a student, you can be registered at both your home and term-time address if both are in the UK. You may receive two polling cards, one at each address. You can only vote in one constituency, so decide beforehand where you’re going to cast your vote. You do not need to take your polling card with you to vote.
  • Bring your ID; you will not be able to vote without a valid photo ID.
  • Don't preference candidates - In General Elections they use the first past the post system – this means you need to Give An X to only one candidate. If you list numbers or put a mark next to more than one candidate, your vote will be disqualified. You must put an X or a tick in the box next to the candidate you want to vote for


Have any questions on how voting works, is anything unclear? Email your questions, and we’ll get back to you!

Rosie McKenna