To be able to vote in elections, you must be registered to vote. By law, you must register to vote if you are eligible to do so, or you could be fined up to £80.

You only need to register once and you do not need to register separately for every election. Paying your Council Tax does not mean you are automatically registered to vote.

You must register again if you have changed address, name, or nationality.

Register to vote

The easiest way to register to vote is on the GOV.UK website, it takes about 5 minutes.

As part of the application process you will need your national insurance number, so please have this to hand before you start.

Everyone in your home must register individually.

Register to Vote

Registering to vote does not automatically add you to the electoral register. We must check your details first, then you will get a letter either confirming you are registered or asking for more information.

The deadline to register to vote for the next scheduled election in May, is 16 April 2024.

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