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Registering to vote

Individual Electoral Registration (IER) is the new voter registration system which took effect from 10 June 2014 in England & Wales. Instead of using a household form to register to vote, each individual in the property will take responsibility for their own registration. Each person needs to supply their National Insurance number and date of birth. This will reduce the risk of fraud and inaccurate entries on the electoral register.

If your name isn't on the electoral register then you can't vote when there is an election. To register to vote in South Ribble you need to:

  • Live at an address in the borough
  • Be over 16 years old (although you can't vote until you are 18)
  • Be a British or commonwealth citizen
  • Be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union state

Monthly registration

If your details change or you move house after the revised register is published, you can fill in an individual registration form and you will go onto the register on one of its monthly updates. Please click here to view the publication dates for this electoral year.

Annual canvass\registration

Every year we send registration forms to every household in South Ribble and you need to make sure you respond so that your name stays on the electoral register.

The open register

The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but it is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.

Register online

Registering is simple. Click here to register online now.

Find your Polling Station

Please click here to use our Polling Station finder tool.