How to register

The registration process is called individual electoral registration.

  • Everyone is responsible for registering themselves
  • You need to provide a few more details to register - including your national insurance number and date of birth

Register to vote

Reasons to register

  • enables you to vote in an election
  • obtain a mortgage or credit
  • by law you must register

Special arrangements for registering to vote

  • anonymously if you're in danger
  • Crown servant or as a British Council employee
  • live or work abroad
  • student or you have two addresses
  • member of the armed forces
  • no fixed address
  • prisoner on remand

After you have registered

  • completing a registration form does not automatically add you to the electoral register
  • your details will be checked and verified 
  • you will receive a letter confirming that you are registered, or asking for more information
  • you can find out when your name will appear on the register