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Register to Vote

Your vote matters


Register online at


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 e-mail

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:


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

To change your name, please complete pdf icon Change of Name Form [90kb] 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.


Election staff

Please complete this form if you are interested in working in a polling station during an election.

pdf icon Election staff application form [104kb]