Register to vote
You must be on the Electoral Register to vote in all UK elections and referendums, including district, county, Parliamentary and European elections. You are not automatically registered even if you pay council tax. Being on the Electoral Register can also help confirm your residential status for credit checks.
Postal and proxy voting
If you cannot get to a polling station you can apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote. Proxy voting is when you nominate someone else to vote on your behalf. You can download a form to apply for a postal or a proxy vote.
Please send your completed application form/s to the Electoral Registration Officer, using the details in the 'contact us' section of this page.
To vote at the forthcoming European election on 22 May:
Last reviewed: 24 - 04 - 2014