Register to vote

A general election will take place on Thursday 8 June 2017.

The cut-off date to register to vote in the general election is 22 May. If you are already registered to vote at your current address you do not need to register again.

Find out who can vote in a general election on the GOV.UK website

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.

Other ways to register to vote

You can email electors@brighton-hove.gov.uk 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
Brighton
BN1 1JA

Rolling registration

A new revised voter's register is usually 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

Publication dates

The cut-off date to register to vote in the general election is 22 May. 

Find out when you will be added to added the electoral register if you update your details during the year.

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.

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.