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Register to vote

How to get on the electoral register so you can vote in UK elections and referendums.

Register to vote

Registering to vote online is the easiest and quickest way. It only takes five minutes, and all you will need is your National Insurance number.

Find out more about National Insurance numbers on the GOV.UK website.

You can register to vote using the online form below.

You only need to register once, unless you change your address, name or nationality. If any of these have changed, you need to register to vote again.

If you think you might already be registered to vote, contact us to check.


Phone: 023 8028 5445

Find out how register to vote if you are a member of HM Armed Forces or living overseas.

Who can register to vote

To register to vote, you must be:

  • a UK or Irish citizen
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in the UK
  • an EU citizen living in the UK.

To register in England, you must be 16 years or older.

You cannot vote in the UK until you are 18 years old.

To check which Commonwealth countries qualify, visit the Electoral Commission website.

Register to vote as a member of HM Armed Forces

You must re-register as a member of the armed forces to keep your right to vote.

Register to vote as an overseas elector

If you are a UK citizen living abroad, you can apply to be an overseas elector.

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