Register to vote in elections
If you want to vote in elections you need to register first.
How do I register to vote?
It is easy to register to vote:
- Go to the electoral registration website
- Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You'll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits
- Look out for a confirmation to say you are registered.
There is more information on the Your Vote Matters website .
If you are unable to register online, you can use the downloadable form .
Do I have to register for every election?
Once you are on the register, we check your details annually to see if they are correct. Check the details on the form when we send it to you and follow the instructions.
Once regsitered you do not need to register again, but you may need to amend the details if these have changed.
If you move house you will have to register again.
Can I register anonymously?
Yes. But only in certain circumstances. These include if you have been a victim of domestic violence. More information is available on the Electoral Commission website .
Open and full register
Find out more about the different register of electors .