SPEAR Clients Don’t Lose Your Right to Vote

SPEAR Clients Don’t Lose Your Right to Vote

There will be a general election in the UK on Thursday the 12th December 2019. Many don’t realise that you can still vote even if you are homeless or have no fixed address. Whatever your situation, you can have your say.

In order to vote in the upcoming election, you must be registered to vote by Tuesday the 26th November. 

You are eligible to vote if you are:

  • a resident of the UK
  • aged 16 or over (but can only vote at 18)
  • The key criteria are you must be either:
  1. A British or Irish Citizen
  2. A Commonwealth citizen (who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK)
  3. An EU citizen

How to register to vote if you are homeless or have no fixed address:

You will need to fill out a form called a ‘Declaration of Local Connection‘. You can get this form from your electoral registration office (here) or download and print one off here

You could get help with filling it in from your local homelessness support service.

Why is voting so important?

  •  MPs and councillors who represent your local area have the power to make important changes (especially in your local area)
  •  It’s your chance to make your voice heard about important issues

How to vote:

Once you have registered to vote you can vote:

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