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Elections and voting

How do I register to vote?

You need to be registered to vote before you can vote in UK elections and referendums.

To register to vote, you must be aged 16 or over. 

You must also be one of the following:

  • a British citizen
  • an Irish or EU citizen living in the UK
  • a Commonwealth citizen who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission

You can vote when you're:

  • 18 years old in England and Northern Ireland

Registering to vote is easiest online via the Register to vote page on the GOV.UK website

Alternatively, a paper form can be requested by contacting the Elections team:

If you have recently moved to a new address within the borough, please contact the Elections team to check whether you are registered. If you added or amended details on the recent Household Enquiry Form, sent to every household, it is likely that more information is required from you. Please therefore check as soon as possible.

Last modified on 26 January 2023

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