Register to vote

Registering to vote for future elections

Please visit to register to vote. You will need to enter your national insurance number 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 want to find out more information please visit The Electoral and Open Registers page. 

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 yourvotematters website for more frequently asked questions about voting.

Last reviewed: 05 - 07 - 2018

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