Students encouraged to register to vote for May elections.

Published on 20th February 2018

Voting form and pencil

A canvasser from Cheltenham Borough Council will be visiting the halls of residence at the University of Gloucestershire to encourage students to register to vote.

In order to vote in the borough elections on Thursday 3 May 2018, students in Cheltenham must register by midnight on Tuesday 17 April 2018. 

A canvasser will be on site at the university and if they don’t receive an answer, a card informing the students that they need to go online to register will be left. It will also tell them what to do if they do not wish to register in Cheltenham.

Kim Smith, elections and registration manager says: “The borough elections on 3 May offer students the opportunity to have their say in decisions that are made locally.

“Your vote matters so don’t lose it.”

To register, students should go to: It’s easy to do and only takes a few minutes online (you will need your National Insurance number when registering).

To tell the elections team at the council that they don’t want to register in Cheltenham as they’ve registered at their home address, students should go to:

They will need to complete their name and address and state that they are registered elsewhere.

Alternatively, students can also call the elections office on 01242 264 132.

For media enquiries, contact: Jemima Lawson, communications officer, telephone 01242 775 050, email