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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.

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

 Register to vote (www.gov.uk/register-to-vote)

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 elections@stroud.gov.uk

Please visit www.yourvotematters.co.uk to find out more information.

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    Apply for a postal vote if you can't get to your polling station on the day of an election.

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    Apply for a proxy vote if you can't get to your polling station on the day of an election.

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    Voting by postal proxy is where you nominate a proxy to vote on your behalf.

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    Answers to frequently asked questions about registering to vote.

This page was last updated: 18 October 2017

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