Register to Vote
You must be on the electoral register to vote in elections.
How to 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.
You can register to vote here:
If you can’t find your national insurance number, please visit: www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number.
Make your voice heard
Five good reasons to get on the electoral register at your current address
- You’ll be able to vote in local and general elections – so politicians can represent your issues and not someone else’s
- Applications for loans, credit cards, mobile phones and mortgages are checked against it
- You’re not giving away information that isn’t already known about you
- It’s easy and quick to do it online
- It’s an offence not to be on the electoral register – although you can opt out of the version that’s open to the public
If you need support to get on the electoral register – or at the polling station on election day – call 0121 303 2731.
Independent Electoral Registration
A new electoral registration system started 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.
You are not automatically registered to vote, even if you pay council tax, or have registered to use other council services.