Register to vote
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Is your name included on the Register of Electors?
In order to vote in elections your name must be included on the Register of Electors. If you are unsure if you are on the Register please ring 01494 732014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not registered, you may do so at any time.
Who can register?
Anyone eligible aged 16 or over (you cannot vote until you are 18)
British or qualifying Commonwealth citizens
Citizens of the Republic of Ireland or other
European Union (EU) member states
Why should I register?
Registering to vote gives you a say on important issues that affect you. If you are not on the Electoral Register, you can't vote. By voting you are expressing your choice about your elected representatives for local, national and European government. Registering to vote does not mean you have to vote, it just means you can if you want to.
If you are not on the Electoral Register you may have difficulty in obtaining credit which could impact on applications for mortgages, credit cards, mobile phones, etc.
I live in two locations, where do I register?
You can register vote in more than one location provided that you usually reside at the property e.g. you are a student with a home and term time address. You can only vote once in any election.
The easiest and quickest way to register to vote is online: GOV.UK Register to vote
If you are unable to register to vote online please contact the elections office on 01494 732014 and we will send you a form.
Change of name
To change your name, please complete aand return it to the council offices with the appropriate supporting documents.
Change of address
If you have changed address, you will need to re-register as if you were completing a new registration.
I have just registered to vote. How long before I appear on the Electoral Register?
Updates to the electoral register are carried out on a monthly basis, and are published on a notice of alteration.The deadlines for registering to vote in time for these updates are shown below. Different deadlines are in place just before an election, and these will be displayed on our website. Notices of alteration are not published in October, November or December when the annual canvass is being carried out. If you are applying for credit during the annual canvass and your electoral register status is not being reflected on your credit report lenders can still check other information held on your credit report, such as where your credit accounts are held. Lenders are aware of the Annual Canvass and therefore will take other information into consideration when assessing a credit application. If you require written confirmation of your registration to vote please contact us.
Qualify Date Publish Date
Tuesday 11 December 2018 Wednesday 2 January 2019
Thursday 10 January 2019 Friday 1 February 2019
Thursday 7 February 2019 Friday 1 March 2019
Friday 8 March 2019 Monday 1 April 2019
Tuesday 9 April 2019 Wednesday 1 May 2019
Friday 10 May 2019 Monday 3 June 2019
Friday 7 June 2019 Monday 1 July 2019
Wednesday 10 July 2019 Thursday 1 August 2019
Friday 9 August 2019 Monday 2 September 2019