Who is eligible to register to vote?
- Aged 17 or over (17 years olds and some 16 year olds can register to vote but may not vote until they are 18)
- A British citizen, citizen of the Republic of Ireland or qualifying Commonwealth citizen who has leave to enter and remain in the UK or does not require such leave. The definition of a Commonwealth citizen includes citizens of British Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.
- A citizen of other European Union (EU) member state can vote in the UK at local government elections only.
Register to vote
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You will need to provide the following information when you apply:
- name, current and previous address, nationality, date of birth and national insurance number
If you are unable to register online, you can request a paper registration form or complete the registration over the phone by contacting the electoral services team on 01476 406080.
For more information about the electoral register view our Register of Electors page.
If you want to find out if you are already on the Electoral Register or if you are unable to register online, please contact us >>. You can also email our elections team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special category electors
Special provision is made to enable certain groups to register to vote even though they may live or work overseas or have no permanent address at which to register. These are known as special category electors.
There are separate registration services for the following categories of voters: