How to Register to Vote

How to Register to Vote

Every person over the age of 16 should be registered to vote.

The way we all register to vote has changed

What do I need to do to register to vote?

  • Visit the GOV.UK website (Opens in a New Window) 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 on  the GOV.UK website. (Opens in a New Window)

  • 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 your application has been accepted or a request for more information to allow us to complete your registration.

  • View an easy read guide to registering to vote. (.pdf) (1.55MB) (Opens in a New Window)

Updating the Electoral Register

Each year, we contact properties to check that the information we hold on the Electoral Register is correct and ask householders to inform us of any changes to their details.

Privacy Notice

Please view the privacy notice for electoral registration. (.pdf) (31KB) (Opens in a New Window)

Electoral Services
tel: 0115 917 3276