The electoral register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes, such as checking credit applications, detecting crime and calling people for jury service.
The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but it is not used for elections. Every person who registers to vote will be given a choice whether they wish to have their name and address included in the open register. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.
Register to vote online. This service will also allow you to:
- Update your name, address or other details
- Opt in or out of the open register
- Apply for a postal or proxy vote.
The table below shows the dates you will appear on the electoral register, dependent on the day you submit your application.
Date to submit the application form by Date you will appear on the register
Monday 11 December 2017 Tuesday 2 January 2018
Wednesday 10 January 2018 Thursday 1 February 2018
Wednesday 7 February 2018 Thursday 1 March 2018
Monday 12 March 2018 Tuesday 3 April 2018
Monday 9 April 2018 Tuesday 1 May 2018
Thursday 10 May 2018 Friday 1 June 2018
Friday 8 June 2018 Monday 2 July 2018
Tuesday 10 July 2018 Wednesday 1 August 2018
Friday 10 August 2018 Monday 3 September 2018