Electoral register

You can only vote in elections if your name is on the electoral register. Not being registered can also make it harder to obtain credit.

If you’re not registered to vote at your current address e.g. you’ve recently moved or have just turned 18, you can register online. It only takes five minutes. You will need your National Insurance (NI) number and date of birth.

All voters need to register individually, rather than as a household

Once you are registered, there are three ways to vote:

  1. In person
  2. By post
  3. By proxy