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).
If you don't register under the new system your name will be removed on 1st December.
It only takes a few minutes to register – if you don’t respond you could be fined £80.
Every household was sent a letter asking to confirm who lives at each address.
We need to know this, so we can send registration forms to each person at each adddress.
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.
The difference between open and electoral registers.