Register to vote

Electoral Register

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Is your name included on the Registers of Electors?

In order to vote in elections your name must be included on the Register of Electors. If you are unsure if you are on the Register please ring 01494 732014 or email

If you are not registered, you may do so at any time.


Who can register?

  • Anyone eligible aged 16 or over (you cannot vote until you are 18)

  • British or qualifying Commonwealth citizens

  • Citizens of the Republic of Ireland or other

  • European Union (EU) member states


Why should I register?

Registering to vote gives you a say on important issues that affect you. If you are not on the Electoral Register, you can't vote.  By voting you are expressing your choice about your elected representatives for local, national and European government. Registering to vote does not mean you have to vote, it just means you can if you want to.

If you are not on the Electoral Register you may have difficulty in obtaining credit which could impact on applications for mortgages, credit cards, mobile phones, etc.


New registrations

The easiest and quickest way to register to vote is online: GOV.UK Register to vote

If you are unable to register to vote online please contact the elections office on 01494 732014 and we will send you a form.


Change of name

To change your name, please complete a Icon for pdf change of name form [90.13KB] and return it to the council offices with the appropriate supporting documents.


Change of address

If you have changed address, you will need to re-register as if you were completing a new registration.