Your Vote Matters

The way we all register to vote has changed

The way you register has changed with the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration and you'll now be able to register online.

How is the new system different?

You can now register online 

Everyone is responsible for registering themselves. Under the old system the ‘head of every 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?

Go to 

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 to say you’re registered.

To find out more go to

Alternatively, if you'd like to receive this information in paper format please contact us on 0345 678 9015

or email with your name and address or download

Remember you must be on the register in order to vote