The Renters' Vote

Demand your rights with your ballot paper.

Thursday 5 May 2022 there are elections all over the country.

As renters you have the power to demand your rights with your ballot paper.

Take these 3 easy steps to make your vote a force for real change.



Registering to vote is easy. Click here 

Registering to vote will take about five minutes.

To register, you need your national insurance number and address. 

To vote in local elections you need to be a citizen of the UK, an EU country or a qualifying Commonwealth country. Citizens of other countries living in Scotland or Wales can vote if you have permission to enter or stay in the UK, or you do not need permission.

After you’ve registered, your name and address will appear on the electoral register. This will allow you to vote.

Using this site to register to vote - you can apply to vote by post there too.

In England and Wales you must be registered to vote by midnight on Thursday 14 April.

In Scotland you must be registered to vote by midnight on Monday 18 April.

Don't know if you're registered to vote? 

Contact your local Electoral Registration Office to find out. You can’t register to vote twice. So if you’re not sure you can put your details in again.



Postal voting allows a person to vote without actually having to go to the polling station.

Anyone can apply to vote by post.

You will get your ballot paper before polling day, giving you time to cast your vote and post it back.

You can get your vote out of the way early by voting by post. You may also prefer to vote by mail for health and safety reasons during Covid-19.

Apply to vote by post today

If you do have a printer you can follow this link to apply for a postal ballot.

If you do not have a printer, you can apply for one to be sent to you online here.*

In England, Wales and Scotland the deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April.

*Online Postal Vote UK are not affiliated with Generation Rent and are not an official Government website. They do not store or use the date provided in any way and only use the information supplied to process the ballot. You can find their terms and conditions here.



On Thursday 5 May 2022 there are elections all over the country.

There are elections for your representatives to all the councils in London, Wales and Scotland, as well as mayoral and council elections in towns and cities across England.

Click here to find out what elections are going on in your local area here.

Get renters' rights on the ballot paper. Make sure your vote is a force for real change.


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