How to Register to Vote

How to Register to Vote

The Electoral Registration Officer compiles and publishes a new register every year.

The way we all register to vote has changed

  • Every person is now responsible for registering themselves individually. 

  • We can send you a paper application form or you can register online.

  • All the information supplied in your application is verified by the Department of Work and Pensions.

  • You may be asked for further information to support your application.

  • You can also register online as an overseas or a HM forces voter.

What do I need to do to register to vote?

  • Visit the GOV.UK website or use a printed application form.

  • Complete the application in full, making sure to include your full name, address, date of birth and national insurance number.  Your national insurance number can be found on your national insurance card, payslips and letters about benefits or tax credits.  If you have lost or cannot find your national insurance number, you can find out how to retrieve it here.

  • Once you have submitted your application, we have to verify the details you provide to complete your registration.  If we can't verify your details, we will ask you to provide documentary evidence, such as a copy of your passport or driving licence.

  • Look out for a confirmation to say that you are registered or a request for more information to allow us to complete your registration.

Updating details

  • Details can be updated at any time during the year and will take effect on a monthly basis.

  • In the autumn, every household will receive a form to update the details for their household - monthly updates are suspended at this point.

  • You must respond to the form, even if the information hasn't changed.

  • Any new elector added to the form must also register themselves as detailed above.

Fair Processing Notice - Council Tax and Electoral Register Data

Broxtowe Borough Council is required by law to participate in the National Fraud Initiative data matching exercise. Information held by the Council for council tax administration and electoral registration purposes will be used for comparison with other councils and systems to aid the prevention and detection of fraud and error.


Contact

Electoral Services
tel: 0115 917 3276