Register of Electors
What is the Register of Electors?
The Register of Electors contains the names and addresses of
everyone living in the district who are eligible to vote (British,
Commonwealth and citizens of other European Union Members States).
In order to vote your name must be on the Register of Electors for
the area in which you live.
The information contained within the Register can only be used
for certain purposes such as elections, law enforcement and credit
How can I register?
We carry out an annual audit in the autumn of each year, at
which time a form is sent to every household for them to check the
details and update if needed. The annual audit will begin in
October 2013 and culminate with the re-publishing of the register
on 17 February 2014.
In addition if you move house during the year, are coming up to
18 years old, or you are just not on the Register for whatever
reason it is important for you to provide us with your information
so that you can vote. To do this you need to complete a Voter
Registration Form. The Register is updated throughout the year on a
monthly basis. However applications will be suspended between
October 2013 and February 2014 while the annual audit takes
Within three to six weeks of the Electoral
Registration Officer receiving your application your name will be
added to the Register of Electors. We will write and confirm that
your name has been added to the Register.
During an election period there are rules about additional names
being added to the Register.
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