Electoral register

Registering to vote

The way we all register to vote has changed

Before June 2014, the head of every household was responsible for registering everyone living at their address. Now each person is responsible for their own registration using a new secure system called Individual Electoral Registration.

How do I register under the new system?

  1. Go to Register to vote|External link
  2. You’ll be asked to enter your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You’ll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about pensions, benefits or tax credits.
  3. Once your application has been approved, look out for confirmation to say you’ve been registered.

Note: If you don’t have a national insurance number, you can still apply online but we will ask you to provide proof of your identity and proof of your address to support your application.

If you prefer you can apply by phone or on a paper, please Contact Electoral Services.

All applications will be checked against government records before you can be added to the register,

Last Updated: 07/07/2016