Register to vote
Who can register to vote and how
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
Remember - you need to register to vote everytime you move!
Special category voters
For example if you live overseas, are a crown servant or in the armed forces, you can register at Register to vote on .GOV.UK
Other ways to register to vote
You can download a paper voter registration form print and complete a form and post or hand deliver to the Electoral Services team.
Get help registering to vote
Outreach workers can support residents who might otherwise find it difficult to register to vote in the normal ways.
You can be added to the electoral register throughout the year under the rolling registration process.
A new revised voter's register is usually published on the first working day of each month (except in October and November).
- If you move house, register to vote at your new address straight away. 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
- Please complete the household enquiry form sent out each autumn. If you don't move, you don't need to register again each year or for each election.
- If you don't know if you're already registered, contact the electoral services team to find out
Phone: 01273 291999
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