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Check if you're Registered to Vote

Overview

In order to appear on the Register of Electors (or "Voter's Roll"), you must complete an application form, asking for your name to be added onto the Register of Electors, and providing some personal information in order to confirm that you are eligible.

Anyone who is 16 or over, living in Birmingham, and a British, Irish, Commonwealth or EU citizen is entitled to register to vote.

It is not possible to check online whether you are registered on the Electoral Register, but if you contact the Elections Office, we will be able to confirm whether or not you are registered.

If you live outside of the Birmingham area, then you will need to contact your local authority. In order to find out which local authority you come under, and their contact details, please visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

Essential Information
  • The full version of the current Register of Electors is available to inspect at the Elections Office during office hours. This is the only place in the city where it is available to inspect.

    The register is published in street order, rather than in name order, within the 40 wards in Birmingham. Therefore it is very difficult and time-consuming if you are looking for a person without having an idea of where they live.

    There is no need to make an appointment in order to view the register of electors, but there is a requirement to complete a form giving your details when you come to our office for our records.


Frequently Asked Questions
    • The information is required by law.

      If you are not on the register you cannot vote.

      Credit reference agencies use the register when assessing credit worthiness, people who are not on the register often experience difficulties opening bank accounts, getting credit, a loan or a mortgage.

      It gives you a say on important issues that affect you.

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