Information on registering to vote and who can register

To be able to vote at an election or referendum, your name must appear on the electoral register.

If you have moved house since you last voted you must register at your new address – paying council tax does not mean you are registered to vote. Also, applying to vote, doesn’t automatically add you to the electoral register.  We’ll need to check your details, you’ll then get a letter either confirming that you’re registered, or asking you for more information.

Everyone in your home must register individually. You will need your National Insurance Number to register.  If you can’t find it, you can find a lost national insurance number or call the National Insurance Number helpline on 0300 200 3505.