You can only vote in elections if your name is on the register.

You can only register to vote if you are a British, Irish, Qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizen. 

Every person must register themselves individually. It is no longer the case that one person can register for everyone who lives at their address.

Registering is simple. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to GOV.UK using the green button below.
  2. Fill in 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 benefits or tax credits.
  3. Once your details have been checked, we will send you a letter to confirm you have been added to the register of electors.

Register to vote*

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Rolling Registration update information

We can make changes to the register between January and September.  We will update the 2019/2020 register as follows:

Last date for applicationsDate register of electors is updated
Wednesday 11 December 2019Thursday 2 January 2020
Friday 10 January 2020Monday 3 February 2020
Friday 7 February 2020Monday 2 March 2020
Tuesday 10 March 2020Wednesday 1 April 2020
Tuesday 7 April 2020Friday 1 May 2020
Thursday 7 May 2020Monday 1 June 2020
Tuesday 9 June 2020Wednesday 1 July 2020
Friday 10 July 2020Monday 3 August 2020
Monday 10 August 2020Tuesday 1 September 2020


You can also contact Electoral Services by email: or by telephone on 01707 357300 to request an application form.

Please note that registering for other council services does not register you to vote.