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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit www.yourvotematters.co.uk to find out more information.
Apply for a postal vote if you can't get to your polling station on the day of an election.
Apply for a proxy vote if you can't get to your polling station on the day of an election.
Postal proxy voting
Voting by postal proxy is where you nominate a proxy to vote on your behalf.
The electoral register
The electoral register is a list of everyone who is registered to vote.
Information for British Citizens living overseas
Answers to frequently asked questions about registering to vote.