Register to vote

If you aren't registered you can't vote

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