Elections and Voting
What is the Electoral Register?
The electoral register is a list of the people who are registered to vote. To be able to vote in local and national elections you will need to be on the electoral register.
The Electoral Services Office is responsible for maintaining the Electoral Register in Pembrokeshire. Since the 10 June 2014, all new registration applications must be done individually.
Each applicant will be asked to give their:
- Address and previous address
- Date of birth
- National Insurance Number
These details will be checked against other records to verify their identity before the registration officer can approve the application.
If we experience any problem verifying your details, we will contact you. You may be asked to provide further information.
If you change address you will need to inform us.
To register to vote, you need an electoral registration form. Fill it in, sign it personally, as requested, and return it to:
Pembrokeshire County Council,
Thornton Industrial Trading Estate,
Alternatively you can email email@example.com to request a rolling registration form.
You can register to vote if you are:
- 16 or over (but you cannot vote until you are 18)
- a British, Irish Republic or Commonwealth citizen
- a citizen of a European Union country living in the UK.
If you have any queries on electoral registration, or would like to check if you are on the electoral register, please contact the Electoral Services Office on 01437 775714, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Electoral and Open Register
The electoral register lists the names of everyone who is entitled to vote. Certain people or organisations can legally have copies of the electoral register but can only use it for specific purposes.
The main use of the electoral register is for elections and referendums. It can also be used for the purpose of the prevention and detection of crime, the enforcement of the criminal law and the checking of identity when you apply for credit.
Details of who can have copies and the purposes for which they can use the electoral register are given in the Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002. It would be a criminal offence not to comply with these Regulations.
The Open Register
The open register leaves out the names and addresses of people who have asked to be excluded from this version of the register. The open register can be purchased by anyone who asks for a copy and they may use it for any purpose.
If you do not wish to have your name and address included on the open register you should indicate this on the annual form which is sent to your property. If applying for inclusion at any other time under rolling registration you will need to indicate this on the form you complete.