Register to vote

Who is eligible to vote?

You are eligible to vote in national and/or local elections if you are:

The Electoral Commission tells you more about who can register to vote. 

Registering for Council Tax or any other council service does not automatically register you to vote. You must be on the register of electors to be entitled to vote.

Understanding the register of electors 

The register of electors determines who may vote. The register is updated throughout the year as residents come and go, but once every year each household is required to confirm the details held by the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO).

The register is also used by credit reference agencies when people apply for credit. If you are not registered to vote it may affect any future applications you make for a mortgage, credit facilities, opening a bank account or even purchasing a mobile telephone.

Deadlines for registering to vote

Find out the deadlines for registering to vote for coming elections.