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Elections and voting

How do I register to vote?

Applications to register to vote for the forthcoming UK Parliamentary election must be made by 11:59pm on Tuesday 18 June. You can register online via the Register to vote page on the GOV.UK website (opens new window) .  You can also use this service to update your name and re-register if you have moved house. 

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

Remember, each time you move house you need to register to vote at your new address. You also need to re-apply for any postal or proxy voting arrangements you may have had previously! 

To vote in a UK Parliamentary election you must:

  • be registered to vote 
  • be 18 or over on the day of the election ('polling day')
  • be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • be resident at an address in the UK or living abroad and registered as an overseas voter
  • not be legally excluded from voting




Last modified on 13 June 2024

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