The Rural South Election 2023 has been postponed from Thursday 4 May until Thursday 22 June. If you live on campus, you can register to vote in this election.
How to register
If you are not registered to vote, you can do so on the government website. When registering you may be asked for your National Insurance number. You can also use the website to update your records. This includes your name and address. You must register to vote by midnight on Tuesday 6 June.
Once registered to vote, you can sign up for a postal vote. This involves signing a hard copy. You can then post it to the council or hand deliver it to Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF. You must apply by Wednesday 7 June 5pm.
Applying for a postal vote also allows you to have the pack sent to any address you wish. If you are planning on heading home before Thursday 22 June, you can have the pack sent to your home address. If you have already completed your application, you can re-apply and update your address.
The government has made it a requirement to bring a form of photographic identification when voting. Valid forms of identification include:
- Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country (including an Irish Passport Card)
- Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)
- A Blue Badge
- Older Person’s Bus Pass funded by the Government of the United Kingdom
- Disabled Person’s Bus Pass funded by the Government of the United Kingdom
- Oyster 60+ Card funded by the Government of the United Kingdom
- Freedom Pass
- Scottish National Entitlement Card
- 60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
- Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
- Senior SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
- Registered Blind SmartPass or Blind Person’s SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
- War Disablement SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
- 60+ SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
- Half Fare SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
- Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)
- Biometric immigration document
- Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
- National identity card issued by an EEA state
- Electoral Identity Card issued in Northern Ireland
- Voter Authority Certificate
- Anonymous Elector’s Document
Please note your student ID card is not a valid form of photographic identification.
You will only need to bring one form of identification to vote.
If you don’t have any accepted form of photographic ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document (Voter Authority Certification). You will need to register to vote before applying for a Voter Authority Certificate.
Voting on campus
On Thursday 22 June, you can vote any time between 7am – 10pm. The polling station will be situated at Wilson Sports Centre.
Keep up to date
For all official notices relating to the election, please see the council webpages:
For any queries relating to the election, please speak to the Students’ Union or individual resident or voter. Your individual resident or voter can be contacted at [email protected] or 01695 585 014.
June 5, 2023