VIDEO: De Montfort University urges students to register to vote

By Emily Barker

Academic officers from De Montfort Students’ Union in Leicester are urging students to register to vote for the upcoming general election this December.

21-year-old Kate Askew, the Union’s Development Executive explains below why it is important for students to register to vote.

She also said: “We had a really big push on getting students to register to vote this year.

“We held a lot of events, and we printed around 1000 register to vote stickers to give out to people.

“We also put up loads and loads of QR codes around campus so when people scan them it’ll take them straight to the page where they can then register to vote.

“Last Thursday (NOV21), we held an event complete with laptops allowing students to register to vote then and there, and free hot drinks.

“We heavily pushed registering to vote on our social media accounts, explaining the different deadlines, like the postal vote deadline and the proxy vote deadline, as they’re all slightly different.

“The societies here at De Montfort University videoed themselves saying register to vote, DMU Acapella sang it.”

The deadline to register to vote in person in the upcoming election is 11.59pm today (NOV26), the proxy vote deadline is Wednesday, December 4, and you can do so here, but the postal vote deadline has passed.

If you have not registered to vote, you can do so via the link below. Or you can use the link to check the electoral register and see if you are successfully registered to vote https://www.registertovote.service.gov.uk/register-to-vote/already-registered?src=schema.

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