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 2020/2021 register as follows:

Last date for applicationsDate register of electors is updated
Friday 11 December 2020Monday 4 January 2021
Friday 8 January 2021Monday 1 February 2021
Friday 5 February 2021Monday 1 March 2021
Wednesday 10 March 2021Thursday 1 April 2021
Monday 12 April 2021Tuesday 4 May 2021
Monday 10 May 2021Tuesday 1 June 2021
Wednesday 9 June 2021Thursday 1 July 2021
Friday 9 July 2021Monday 2 August 2021
Tuesday 10 August 2021Wednesday 1 September 2021


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.