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.
You can add your name to the Register of Electors at any time throughout the year. When you send us a completed, signed electoral registration form we will add your name to our list of new electors on the next possible monthly update, assuming you qualify and submit the form before the deadline.
If you want to add your name to the Electoral Register during the Annual Canvass (end of August to the end of November) you need to complete a Register of Electors form and return it to the Electoral Services Office. The form should be delivered to your property at the beginning of September, but alternatively you can request one from the Electoral Services Office. You will then be added to the Electoral Register on 1st December.
Alternatively you can telephone our offices on 01476 406080 and request that we send you a registration form, or you can visit our offices to complete the form in person.
- Download the Electoral Registration form and enter your postcode;
- Complete the form, providing your name (one person per form) and address;
- Say whether you would like to be on the full or edited register - see Register of Electors for more information on the two versions.
- Print the form out, sign it and return it to: Electoral Services, South Kesteven District Council, St Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6PZ. (The return address is also on the form.)
Any elector can then object to your name being added to the register. If this happens we will write to you. For more information you can email us or contact our electoral services helpline on 01476 406080.
Am I on the Electoral Register?
To find out if you are already on the Electoral Register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We may take legal proceedings against householders who fail to return their registration form.
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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