You must be aged 16 or over.
You must also be one of the following:
If you are not sure whether your nationality is eligible, please visit the Electoral Commission website to check: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/register-vote-and-update-your-details#commonwealth
You need to register to vote each time that you move.
You will need to re-register on https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to update your change of nationality.
Details for which elections or referenda you are eligible to vote in can be found at https://www.gov.uk/elections-in-the-uk
Depending on your circumstances and where you are registered, there are three ways to cast your vote. They are:
Yes, completed application forms can be emailed to ourselves at email@example.com. To ensure your application is processed correctly, please send just one application form per file (i.e. scan each form separately). We only need the application part of the form, we do not need the information sheet or covering letter.
This depends on your circumstances. Please see below for the different options when registering to vote.
I live overseas
If you spend more than six months of the year abroad, then you should register online as an overseas elector using the register to Vote website.
You can choose to vote by either post or proxy. We advise overseas electors to choose a proxy vote as there can be a short time between the ballot papers being sent out and them needing to be returned in time to be counted. This is because the nominations must be finalised before ballot papers can be printed.
I am in the armed forces
You can register as a service voter if you are a member of the armed forces, or the spouse or civil partner of someone in the armed forces.
You have the choice whether to register as a service elector or ordinary elector.
The two choices depend on your own circumstances and do extend to service spouses or civil partners. By registering as a service voter you can remain registered at a fixed address for five years. Whereas registering as an ordinary elector will mean that you will need to register each time that you move.
You can vote at your polling station, by post or by proxy and you will need to decide which is the best option for you. For further information regarding registering as a service voter, you can contact your Unit’s Electoral Registration Officer and find further information regarding service voter registration at Your Vote Matters.
I have no fixed address or am homeless
You can still register to vote even if you do not have a fixed address. This may be because you are:
If you are staying at an address for an extended length of time then you can be considered as residing there and can register at that address. This could be a hospital, hostel, permanent mooring or similar place.
If you don’t have a permanent address, you can register at an address where you spend a lot of your time or have some connection. This could be a previous permanent address, shelter or similar place.
Please note that due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 our staff are working from home and our offices are closed to the public. If you need to view the Register then please contact us by phone on 01235 422528 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regulations in respect of viewing the Register of Electors
In accordance with the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 (as amended):
We only hold the current version of the Register. If you would like to view historical copies then please contact the Oxfordshire History Centre.
Credit Agencies are updated at the beginning of each month, except during canvass from September – 1 December. Please be aware that this process is subject to strict deadlines, including the date your application is received by Electoral Services and its successful verification under the IER process. The table below shows the deadlines for a successful application and the subsequent Register update.