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Home > Elections > Register to Vote

Register to Vote

You must be included on the Register of Electors to be able to have your say in local and national elections. Registering online is  quick, easy and secure - don't lose your vote!

The Electoral Commission has put together some top reasons why you should register to vote. You can also have a look at some of the most common myths and misunderstandings about registration and voting.

It is important that you register as soon as possible whenever you move or if you need to make changes to your details

The date that we receive your application to register determines the date that we can legally add you to the Register. There are updates to the Register each month, and there is also a cut-off date before each election.

If you are 16 or 17, you can register if you will be 18 within the lifetime of the current electoral register. You can vote as soon as you are 18.

You can register to vote if you are a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen. Most people can vote in District, Parish/Town, County, UK Parliamentary and European Parliamentary elections and referendums.

Access full list of Commonwealth and European Union countries

You will need to fill an application online with your name, address, date of birth and your National Insurance number, along with some other details. Once you submit your application online, your details will be sent to our office to be processed.

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