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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: 

  • 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’re registered.

There is more information on the Your Vote Matters website.

If you are unable to register online, you can use the downloadable forms.

If your application is completed correctly, and not objected to, your details will be added to our list of new electors and we will change your details within seven weeks. We will write to confirm when your application is approved.

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. If nothing has changed you just need to inform us of this. You do not need to register again. 

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.