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Advice to students ahead of general election vote

Students and other people who have more than one residential address are being reminded they can only vote once in the general election on 12 December.

Returning Officer for the Derbyshire Dales, Sandra Lamb said:
"You can only vote once in a national poll, so this means that students, for example, must choose if they want to vote at their home address or term-time address. It is a criminal offence to vote more than once in a UK election.
"Our best advice to anyone who can't make it to a polling station on the day is to apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote using the forms on our website.
"Simply download the appropriate form, print and fill it in and send it, signed, to the electoral services team at your local council."
  • More information about postal voting [download the postal vote application form here [PDF 113KB]
  • More information about proxy voting (download the proxy vote application form here [PDF 67KB]
  • Register to vote here
Anyone registered to vote in the Derbyshire Dales area who wants to register to vote by post or proxy can alternatively send a scanned completed copy of the application form by email to electoral@derbyshiredales.gov.uk Please make sure the scanned copy is high quality.

Proxy voting means that if you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you. They must go to your polling station to cast your vote.

The deadline for receipt of postal vote and proxy applications is 5pm on 26 November. Urgent proxy applications on grounds of medical emergency or being called away unexpectedly is 5pm on 12 December.

To be able to vote you have to be 18 or over on polling day and on the electoral register for the area in which the election is taking place.
Students and other people who have more than one residential address are being reminded they can only vote once in the general election on 12 December.

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