Register to vote

It is a legal requirement to register to vote. To register, you will need your:

  • national insurance number
  • date of birth
  • address

Other ways to register

If you cannot register to vote online, you can print a paper form from the GOV.UK website.

If you would prefer a paper registration form to be sent to you, please let us know by contacting or calling 01934 634 909 and providing your name and full address.

You can only register yourself to vote. You can’t register a family member, even if they live in the same property.

Who can register to vote

To be eligible to register to vote you must:

  • be aged 16 or over (whilst you cannot vote until you’re 18, you can still register to vote at 16)
  • be a British, Irish, Commonwealth or EU citizen 
  • be registered at an address in the area you want to vote in 
  • not legally be excluded from voting

You need to register to vote because:

  • to vote in elections and referendums, you must be on the electoral register
  • you can be fined if you do not register to vote as it is a legal requirement
  • if you are not on the register, your credit score may be affected, and you may find it difficult getting credit for a loan, mortgage, or other financial agreement

Special arrangements for registering to vote

After you have registered

You will get a letter from us confirming that you are registered to vote or asking for more information.