In England you can register to vote if you are 17 years old (and in some cases if you are 16). However, you can only vote when you become 18.
In addition you need to be a UK citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen resident in the UK or an EU citizen resident in the UK. For more detailed information please go to Your vote matters.
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.
You can register to vote online, this service will also allow you to:
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|
|Wednesday 11 December 2019||Monday 3 February 2020|
|Friday 10 January 2020||Monday 3 February 2020|
|Friday 7 February 2020||Monday 2 March 2020|
|Tuesday 10 March 2020||Wednesday 1 April 2020|
|Tuesday 7 April 2020||Friday 1 May 2020|
|Thursday 7 May 2020||Monday 1 June 2020|
|Tuesday 9 June 2020||Wednesday 1 July 2020|
|Friday 10 July 2020||Monday 3 August 2020|
|Monday 10 August 2020||Tuesday 1 September 2020|
If you are unable to register on the Gov website please call us on 01508 533704 with your full name, date of birth and National Insurance Number and we will register you.
Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the full names of those eligible to register along with the full address and we will post paper forms to you.