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Register to Vote

It's easy to register to vote!

A register of the names and addresses of everyone eligible to vote is compiled and held by the Council.

Once your name is on the register, you can vote

People wishing to add their name to the Register of Electors can REGISTER TO VOTE online.

You will need to provide your name, address, date of birth and your National Insurance number as part of your application, along with some other details.

Once you submit your application online, your details will be sent to our office to be processed. The date that we receive your application to register determines the date that we can legally add you to the Register. There are updates to the Register each month, and there is also a cut-off date before each election, so it is important that you register as soon as possible whenever you move or have changes to your details.

All you need to do is click on this link - REGISTER TO VOTE (opens new window). 

Most people can vote in District, Parish/Town, County, UK Parliamentary and European Parliamentary elections and referendums.

You can register to vote if you are a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen.

Click here to see a full list of Commonwealth and European Union countries (on the Electoral Commission website). 

If you are 16 or 17, you can register if you will be 18 within the lifetime of the current electoral register. You can vote as soon as you are 18.

Why register?

Not sure why you should register to vote? Don’t think it’s important?

Registering to vote isn’t something most people think about outside of election time. The Electoral Commision has put together some top reasons why you should register to vote. You can also have a look at some of the most common myths and misunderstandings about registration and voting – along with the truth!

Electoral Commission - why should I register? (opens new window)

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