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

Other ways to register to vote

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

You can be added to the electoral register throughout the year under the rolling registration process.

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

A new revised voter's register is usually published on the first working day of each month (except in October and November). 

Please remember

  • 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

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