Register to Vote
You must be on the electoral register to vote in elections...
In order to be added to the Register of Electors, you must make an application to the Elections Office. You are not automatically registered to vote, even if you pay council tax, or have registered to use other council services.
Make sure you're registered
A new electoral registration system starts across the country on Tuesday 10 June 2014.
- In the past, one person in the household was responsible for registering everyone who lived there.
- Under the new system – called Individual Electoral Registration (IER) – each person is responsible for their own registration.
What do you have to do?
If you're already registered, your electoral details will be compared to other records. If they match, you'll be automatically registered in the new system and you won't have to do anything.
If your details don't match for any reason, you'll need to register again. But don't worry; it's quick and easy to do it online. You can do this by clicking the following link
If you are on the register now, we'll send you a letter in July telling you if you're on the new register, or if you need to register again.
But DON'T wait until July if:
- you’re not registered; or
- you’re not sure if you're registered; or
- you have recently moved home or changed your name.
In these cases you need to register to vote straight away. If you're not sure if you're registered, don't worry about registering twice. We'll check for that.
From Tuesday 10 June 2014 you can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
How do I register online?
It's free, quick and easy to register to vote online. You just need your national insurance number. It’s on payslips, letters about benefits, tax returns, and other official correspondence.
If you can’t find your national insurance number, see www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number.