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Register to vote

Register to vote or update your details.

Everyone is responsible for registering themselves (Individual Electoral Registration (IER)).

You need a few details including your National Insurance (NI) number, these make it more secure.  Your NI number is on your national insurance card, payslip, or letters about benefits or tax credits (find a lost National Insurance number).


People not yet registered

The Electoral Register was published on 1 December 2015, but you can still apply to be registered under rolling registration.

Dates by when you can register to vote and your details will be added to the Electoral Roll
Date application received by Date details added to the Electoral Register
8 February 1 March
10 March 1 April
30 March 7 April
18 April 27 April

It only takes a few minutes to register – if you don’t respond you could be fined £80.


Tell us if you change your name, address or other details

Make sure you are registered and that your details are correct.

If they have changed, you need to update your electoral registration.

Register to vote or update your details.


Opt out or in of the 'open register'

Opt out or in of the open register.


About voting

About the electoral registration system.

Watch our video to find out why it's important to register to vote.

  • Modified: Jan 19, 2016 8:14:19 AM