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).
The Electoral Register was published on 1 December 2015, but you can still apply to be registered under rolling registration.
|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.
Make sure you are registered and that your details are correct.
If they have changed, you need to update your electoral registration.
About the electoral registration system.
Watch our video to find out why it's important to register to vote.