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How do I register?

The way we all register to vote has changed

The registration system changed on 10 June 2014. The new system is called 'Individual Electoral Registration'.

How is the new system different?

  • You can now register online at
  • Everyone is responsible for registering themselves. Under the old system the 'head of household' could register everyone who lived at their address.
  • 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.

How do I register under the new system?

  • Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You'll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits.
  • Look out for a confirmation letter to say you're registered.

To find out more go to

There are some criteria you have to meet to be able to register, so if you're not sure if you're eligible to vote click on Who is eligible? on the left-hand side.

Rolling Registration

If you move house or your details change, you can update your registration at any time of year by going online or completing a new voter registration form. 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.