Register to vote

The way we all register to vote has changed

The registration system changed on 10 June 2014. The new system is called ‘Individual Electoral Registration’.

How is the new system different?

  • You can now register online
  • Everyone is responsible for registering themselves. Under the old system the ‘head of every household’ could register everyone who lived at their address
  • You need to provide a few more details to register – including your national insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure

You are only entitled to vote if your name is included in the electoral register for your area.

You only need to register once - you do not need to register separately for every election.

You must register again if you change your address, name or nationality.

Register to vote