Register to vote

The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is online. You'll just need your National Insurance number, date of birth and address. 

You can only register yourself to vote. You can’t register a family member, even if they live in the same property.


If you can’t register online, you can register by either:

Check if you're already registered to vote

You can check for free if you're already on the electoral register by either:

After you've registered

You’ll get a letter from us confirming that you’re registered, or asking you for more information.

If you have received a Household Enquiry Form for your property

Please follow the instructions on the form and respond online. Alternatively you can add, delete or amend any details on the form and return it to us. We will then invite each new individual to register to vote or take steps to delete those no longer resident.

If you don't respond to the Household Enquiry form, you'll be sent a reminder. You may also receive a canvasser visit during the door-knocking stage.

Please help us to keep costs down by responding promptly.

If you need to make changes to your registration

You have moved

Your name has changed

  • call our helpline on 01202 633097 (during office hours) 
  • email us at and we will send you a form. Please note you will need to provide us with a copy of proof of your change of name.

You wish to opt out of the Open Register

Please read about the two versions of the register 

See information on about how to or to cancel, amend or apply for a postal or proxy vote. 

Monthly updates and statutory dates for applications for registration

You can apply to be included in the Register of Electors at any time. If your application is successful, you'll be added at the next monthly update.

If we get your application form by...

Your details will be changed on...

Thursday 7 February 2019

Friday 1 March 2019

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Friday 10 May 2019

Monday 3 June 2019

Friday 7 June 2019

Monday 1 July 2019

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Thursday 1 August 2019

Friday 9 August 2019

Monday 2 September 2019

There are no monthly updates during October and November because all households are asked to give their information to the Electoral Registration Officer during the Annual Canvass period. A Full Electoral Register will be published by 1st December 2019.

Page last updated: 12 December 2019
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