Register to Vote

Household Enquiry Form (HEF)

All households in the district should receive a Household Enquiry Form between Friday 12 August and Monday 22 August, with an individual security code.

We use these forms to check our records and find out who is not currently registered to vote. This form is not a registration form but you do need to complete it.

Please confirm that your details are correct, or tell us about any changes, by visiting 

If your details haven't changed, you can also let us know by calling 0800 197 9871, or texting NOCHANGE followed by your individual security code to 80212. If nobody in the household is eligible to vote please include a reason for this after entering your security code - for example, empty, business or second home. Standard network charges apply.

Alternatively, you can complete the hard copy form and post it back in the envelope provided.


Invitation to Register form (ITR)

Once we've received the completed Household Enquiry Forms, we'll be sending those not registered to vote an ITR form to complete.

It only takes five minutes to register to vote online. All you need is your National Insurance (NI) number and date of birth.

If you don't register when asked to by the Electoral Registration authority, you could be fined. 


How do I register to vote?

If you are not already on the electoral register, you can register to vote in local, national and European elections as well as referendums if you are:

  • 16 or older (although you can not vote until you are 18 years old);
  • a British citizen;
  • an Irish, eligible commonwealth or European Union citizen living in the UK.

The registration system changed in June 2014 to individual registration and everyone is now responsible for registering themselves.

Forms were sent to all properties in the district between August and November 2015 encouraging people to register.

The quickest and easiest way is to register to vote online. You will need:

  • Your National Insurance (NI) number and
  • Date of birth

It will only take around five minutes to register.

Find out more about the ways you can vote