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Register to vote

You must be included on the Electoral Register by law. If you are not on the register, you cannot vote. Being registered for Council Tax and/or benefits does not mean that you will automatically appear on the Register of Electors.

Check if you are registered to vote

 Not sure if you are on the electoral roll? Use our online form to check.

Register to vote 

If you are not on the Electoral register you can register to vote online:

 Register now

To register you must be:

  • over 16 ( but you cannot vote in an election until you are 18)
  • a citizen of Britain, the Commonwealth, Irish Republic or European Union member state

Note: You will need to tell us if you move house and also renew your registration every year.

It usually takes about 5 minutes.

You may need the following, if you have them:

  • your National Insurance number
  • your passport if you’re a British citizen living abroad

Any questions in regards to registration, please email

Please visit to find out more information.

Voter ID

From May 2023 you will need to show an acceptable form of photo ID at your polling station to cast your vote. For more information please click here.

Different ways to vote

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