Register to vote
Register to vote
Individual electoral registration
Individual electoral registration was introduced nationally in June 2014.
Being on the electoral register could also improve an individual’s credit rating.
To be able to vote
To vote at elections your name must be on the electoral register and you must be:
- 18 years of age or over on polling day.
- A British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen.
- resident at an address in the UK (or a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
Register to voteRegister to vote
Please fill in your personal information as requested.
You’ll need your National Insurance number, you can find this on:
- your National Insurance card
- official paperwork such as payslips
- letters about benefits or tax credits.
When and if your information is verified, we will send you an acknowledgement letter.
If necessary, registration officers will cross-reference the information provided against national databases and other council records such as council tax before a person is added to the register.
If it’s not possible to verify your details we will write to you requiring you to provide documentary evidence such as a valid passport or photo driving licence to enable us to determine your application for inclusion on the electoral register.
You can also register here if you are:
- A British citizen living overseas
- A member of HM Forces
- A Crown servant
- A British Council employee
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Electoral Services is committed to protecting your privacy. The attached privacy notice explains how we use the personal data you provide us.