Who is eligible to register to vote?
You must be aged 16 or over and you must also be one of the following:
- a British citizen
- an Irish or EU citizen living in the UK
- a Commonwealth citizen who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission
You can register to vote from the age of 16 however you are not able to vote in Elections until you turn 18 years old.
How to register to vote?
You are required to register to vote whenever you move address.
Registering to vote is quick and simple. All you need to provide in order to make an application is your Date of Birth and your National Insurance Number. The easiest way to register to vote is online.
Alternatively we can send you a paper invitation to register upon request, you can email the office on firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will assist you.
From 4 May 2023, you will be required to show photographic identification at polling stations before you are given a ballot paper. Voter identification.
Find out more about registering to vote if you're a student living away during term-time.