Registering to vote

Your Vote Matters

The registration system changed in June 2014. The new system is called ‘Individual Electoral Registration’ and allows you to register online.

How is the new system different?

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  

  • The form is simple to complete - fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You’ll need your National Insurance number.

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Electoral Services


Electoral Helpline: 020 7361 3444 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm)

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