Moving Home? Don’t Lose your Vote
You need to register to vote every time you move home
How do I register?
- Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
- Follow the prompts to fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You will also need your National Insurance number, which can be found on your payslip or letters about benefits or tax.
- We will send you a letter confirming you are on the electoral register – many people find this useful when applying for credit, parking permits, etc.
If you don’t have access to the internet you can contact us using the details below - we will be pleased to send you a paper form.
Why should I register?
You need to register in order to be able to vote in elections and referendums.
- Everyone is responsible for registering themselves.
- If you are not registered, you won’t have a say in who represents you.
- Being registered can improve your credit score.
- You may be liable for a fine of up to £80 if you do not register to vote.
Am I eligible to register?
You are eligible to register to vote in elections in the UK if you are aged 16 or over and:
- A British, Irish or EU citizen
- A Commonwealth citizen with leave to enter or remain in the UK
- A Commonwealth citizen otherwise entitled to enter the UK
You cannot vote until you reach the age of 18.