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 and you will also need to enter your date of birth.

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.

When do I need to register by to appear on the next month's register?

Last date for applications for the next month's Register                                    

Determination Deadline*                                                  

Monday 12 December 2016 Tuesday 20 December 2016 
Tuesday 10 January 2017 Wednesday 18 January 2017 
Tuesday 7 February 2017 Wednesday 15 February 2017 
Friday 10 March 2017  Monday 20 March 2017 
Thursday 6 April 2017  Tuesday 18 April 2017 
Wednesday 10 May 2017  Thursday 18 May 2017 
Friday 9 June 2017  Monday 19 June 2017 
Monday 10 July 2017  Tuesday 18 July 2017 
Thursday 10 August 2017  Friday 18 August 2017 

*The determination deadline is when you are added onto the electoral register for voting purposes. If you are interested for credit checking purposes, we send our updated registers to credit reference agencies on the first working day of each month.  

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: 23 - 06 - 2017

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