How to register to vote

You need to register to be able to vote in UK elections. You can do this at any time by visiting GOV.UK and using their online registration service. This will require your:

  • name
  • address
  • date of birth
  • National Insurance number

You can also register to vote by contacting Electoral Services on 020 8379 8588. You are not automatically registered to vote. To request a postal or proxy vote, view our how do I vote? page.

If you move or your details change, you should update us by visiting GOV.UK.

If your personal safety might be put at risk by being included in the electoral roll, you may be entitled to register to vote anonymously. You can apply by contacting Electoral Services on 020 8379 8588. If your application is successful, other members of your household may also register to vote anonymously.

Electoral register updates

We update the electoral register monthly between December and September each year. For more information see our Electoral Services monthly alteration dates 2017-18 (PDF).