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Register to vote

If you want to vote in elections, you have to register.

To register to vote please visit

You can register when you’re 16 or over, but you can’t vote until you are 18.

To register to vote in the UK, you must be a British, Irish Republic, Commonwealth or European Union citizen living in the UK.

If you’re not British, there are some types of election and referendums you might not be able to vote in.  See the government’s website for more information.

If you have moved home, you need to register again at your new home, even if it’s in the same area as your old home.

You can help a friend or relative register to vote if you have their date of birth, address and National Insurance number.

If they also need help voting, they could apply to vote by post, or to have somebody vote on their behalf.

Check if you’re already registered to vote

If you don’t know whether you are registered to vote please email including your full name and address.  Alternatively, please call Electoral Services on 01235 422528.