You need to be registered on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums. You can register to appear on the register from the age of 16, but you cannot vote until you are 18.

How to register as an elector

You are responsible for registering yourself in order to vote. When registering, you will need to provide details including your National Insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure. You can easily register online or you can call the Elections Office on 01480 388017 to register over the phone.

Register to Vote Online

Have you changed your name or address?

If you have changed your name or moved house you will need to update your details on the electoral register. You can do this online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes about five minutes to update your details and you will need to submit your National Insurance number and your date of birth. 

Identity documents

We may sometimes ask you to provide documentation to verify your identity to enable you to register to vote. Please note that we are introducing the use of electronic scanners to check and verify identity documents. We will scan documents with a product called Trust ID. You can find further information about Trust ID on their website.