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 referencing.

How can I register?

The fastest method is to register online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Important: you will need your national insurance number in order to register. If you have not got a national insurance number, or have lost it, please contact us on 01684 862200.

The Register is updated throughout the year on a monthly basis.

Usually within three to six weeks of the Electoral Registration Officer receiving your application your name will be added to the Register of Electors as long as your details can be correctly verified.

We will write and confirm that your name has been added to the Register.

During an election period there is a special deadline by which names can be added to the register.

Please see the relevant Notice of Election for details of the deadline for applications to be made.

Postal Voting

You can register for a postal vote by completing a postal vote registration form and returning it by post or email attachment.

Proxy Voting

You can register for a proxy vote (this means appointing someone to vote on your behalf) by completing a proxy vote registration form and returning it by post or email attachment.