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How do I register?

Annual Voter Registration Campaign

The electoral register is updated each year during the annual canvass period (August - November) and a revised Register of Electors is published on 1 December.

Following the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration in 2014 the annual canvass of all households has changed.

In accordance with legislation each household in Islington will receive an A3 Household Enquiry Form. The letter at the front of the form will explain everything you need to do.

Register by Internet, Freephone or SMS

If there are no changes to the pre-printed information on the form you still need to confirm your details. You can do this in less than a minute by using the Freephone, internet or SMS texting service. The details of this including your security codes can be found on your form.

Making changes or adding new names

You can now use the internet service to make changes to those currently registered at the address or you can complete and return the form.

What do I need to do with the form

Every household who does not use the automated services offered above must complete and return the form stating;

  • the names of all eligible electors who live in the household, or
  • if no one is eligible to be registered, state the reason (e.g. empty property, registered elsewhere, business address or all residents are of non-eligible nationality - see Who can vote page on right-hand side for list of eligible countries)

Please respond straightaway to save the council money.

Every household - whatever the occupier's nationality or status - has to reply each year, but it is each elector's choice if they wish to use their vote at an election.

How is the new system different?

Adding new names to the Household Enquiry Form will not register anyone but will enable us to send each individual a voter registration form. Once the Household Form has been returned (or the automated internet service has been used), individuals can go online and register themselves if they wish at

You need to provide a few more details to register - including your national insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure.

Rolling Registration

If you move house or your details change, you can update your registration at any time of year by going online. You'll then be notified of the changes to the electoral register in writing, which you may want to keep as proof of your registration.