Elections and Voting
How do you register to vote?
Please note - If you are already registered to vote in Elections you do not need to register again.
Everyone is responsible for registering themselves. You will need to provide a few details to register - including your national insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register secure.
If you are not currently registered you will need to register so that you can vote in Elections. Being registered could also improve your credit rating.
How do you register?
- To register online go to: Register to vote (opens in a new tab)
- 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 confirmation to say you're registered.
- If you are not able to register online please contact the Electoral Services on 01437 775844 or email email@example.com
Voting by post or by proxy
If you are not going to be able to go to a polling station to vote, you can apply to vote by post (opens in a new tab) or proxy (opens in a new tab). You can find out more information about voting by post and by proxy on the Electoral Commission's website (opens in a new tab).