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How do I register to vote?

Make sure you're registered to vote! Find out if you are on the electoral register, why you should register and how to register.

The way you register to vote is changing

Up to now, the head of a household has been responsible for registering everyone who lives there. From 10 June, people in England and Wales will register as individuals instead, using a new system. The new system is called 'Individual Electoral Registration'.

Look out for your letter

Most people who are already registered to vote are being moved onto the new system automatically. So you may not need to do anything.

Look out for a letter from us in July or August.

The letter will tell you whether you've been moved automatically, or whether you need to register on the new system. You can register online in less than 5 minutes.

To find out more about the new system see our 'Register of Electors' page. 

Not already registered to vote?

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If you are unable to register on-line you can request a form from our Elections Team on 01476 40 60 80 or email Alternatively you can visit our offices to complete a form in person.

Am I on the Electoral Register?

To find out if you are already on the Electoral Register, please contact us giving your name and address, and we will contact you to inform you whether you are currently on the Electoral Register.

Why should I register?

If you do not register then you cannot vote in any election! It is also much harder to obtain credit if you are not on the Register.

To find out more about the Register of Electors, and who has access to it, please see our page Register of Electors.

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