Register to vote

You can register to vote for future elections by going to

You will need to enter your national insurance number and your date of birth as you register. 

Who can register to vote?

Anyone who is:

  • 16 or over (but you can't vote until you are 18)
  • British, Irish Republic, Commonwealth or European Union citizen living in the UK

Why register to vote?

If you don’t register, you can’t vote. You need to be on the electoral register to vote in all UK elections and referendums. Please be aware that you are not automatically registered even if you pay council tax.

Will my details be given to other organisations?

You name and address will not be included on the open register if you opt-out. You can choose to opt-out when you register to vote. If you have already registered, you can remove your details at any time by contacting the elections team at  If you wish to find out information about the Electoral Register, or opt out of the Open Register please click on The Electoral and Open Registers

How can I check if I am registered to vote?

Please contact the elections team at and we can check for you.

Where can I find out more?

Visit the about my vote  This link will take you to an external website... website for more frequently asked questions about voting.

Last reviewed: 28 - 06 - 2016

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