Register to vote

You can register to vote if you are:

  • At least 16 years old (but you can't vote until you're 18).
  • From British, Commonwealth, Irish Republic and European Union citizens - List of eligible countries (PDF 89KB).
  • Not disqualified from registration.

You need to register by 22 May to vote in the General Election on 8 June. You don’t need to register again if you’re already registered at your current address.


You can email or call us on 01273 291999 with your name and address and request a form to be sent to you in the post.

Or, you can download a paper voter registration form, print and complete a form and post or hand deliver to:

Electoral Services Office
Brighton & Hove City Council
Brighton Town Hall
Batholomew Square

Rolling registration

A new revised voter's register is published on the first working day of each month (except October and November). People can be added to the register throughout the year under the rolling registration process.

Previously, the head of every household registered everyone who lived at their address to vote. Now, through Individual Electoral Registration, everyone is responsible for registering themselves. Find out more about the changes to the way you register to vote

Please remember

  • If you move house, you should register at your new address straight away; you don't have to wait for the next annual canvass. Register on GOV.UK
  • Students registering to vote can register at more than one address but you can only vote once in any single election.
  • If you don't move, you don't need to register again each year, but you should complete the household enquiry form sent out each Autumn.
  • If you don't know if you're already registered, contact the electoral services team to find out.

Special category voters such as an overseas elector, a crown servant, in the armed forces will need to complete separate forms.

You can still register to vote even if you do not have a fixed address. This may be because you are:

  • A patient in a mental health hospital
  • Homeless
  • A merchant seaman
  • Part of the gypsy or travelling community
  • Living on a boat or other moveable residence
  • A person remanded in custody

Find more information on the Electoral Commission website - your vote matters. 

Publication dates

The Register of Electors is updated every year and is produced to allow eligible people to vote in elections. It was published on 1 December 2016.

Here are the deadlines for rolling registration in 2017  

If we get your form by Your details will be changed on
Monday 12 December 2016 Tuesday 3 January 2017
Tuesday 10 January 2017 Wednesday 1 February 2017
Tuesday 7 February 2017 Wednesday 1 March 2017
Friday 10 March 2017 Monday 3 April 2017
Thursday 6 April 2017 Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Wednesday 10 May 2017 Thursday 1 June 2017
Friday 9 June 2017 Monday 3 July 2017
Monday 10 July 2017 Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Thursday 10 August 2017 Friday, 1 September 2017

Young people and registering to vote

This video was created by students at City College Brighton to encourage young people to vote.

We have more information on registering to vote as a student.