Register to vote

Electoral Register and voting

Register online

GOV.UK Register to vote

Is your name included on the Register 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.

I live in two locations, where do I register?

You can register vote in more than one location provided that you usually reside at the property e.g. you are a student with a home and term time address. You can only vote once in any election.

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 email

Change of address

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

I have just registered to vote. How long before I appear on the Electoral Register?

Updates to the electoral register are carried out on a monthly basis, and are published on a notice of alteration.The deadlines for registering to vote in time for these updates are shown below. Different deadlines are in place just before an election, and these will be displayed on our website. Notices of alteration are not published in October, November or December when the annual canvass is being carried out. If you are applying for credit during the annual canvass and your electoral register status is not being reflected on your credit report lenders can still check other information held on your credit report, such as where your credit accounts are held. Lenders are aware of the Annual Canvass and therefore will take other information into consideration when assessing a credit application. If you require written confirmation of your registration to vote please contact us.

Qualify Date                                         Publish Date

Wednesday 11 December 2019         Thursday 2 January 2020

Friday 10 January 2020                       Monday 3 February 2020

Friday 7 February 2020                       Monday 2 March 2020

Tuesday 10 March 2020                      Wednesday 1 April 2020

Tuesday 7 April 2020                           Friday 1 May 2020

Wednesday 6 May 2020                      Monday 1 June 2020

Tuesday 9 June 2020                           Wednesday 1 July 2020

Friday 10 July 2020                              Monday 3 August 2020

Monday 10 August 2020                     Tuesday 1 September 2020