How to register to vote
You have to complete an electoral registration form to register as an elector. This will allow you to vote in Local and Parliamentary elections and referendums. Paying Council Tax will not add you to the register automatically. This is because not everyone who pays Council tax is eligible to go on the Register of Electors and not everyone who is eligible to go on the Register pays Council tax. Also the information needed is different.
Who can register to vote?
To register you must be:
A British citizen or a citizen of a qualifying nationality (see the documents, below)
- Over 16 - although you must be 18 to vote
Living at the address where you wish to register
Register to vote now, depending on the time of year, by: