Register to Vote

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