Register to vote

Register to vote (or update your details)

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Enter your name, address, date of birth, nationality and national insurance number.

Step 3: You can choose to apply to vote by post or decide whether or not you want your details on the public version of the register.

Step 4: The information you entered is verified against the information held by central Government for accuracy.  You do not need to do anything until you hear from us but please remember, at this stage, your application is being processed and you are not yet registered to vote.

Step 5;  If the information you entered is verified, you are registered to vote and we will send you an acknowledgment letter.  If you applied to vote by post, we will send you an application for a postal vote.  

Step 6: However, where your information did not match the Government databases, we will inform you and ask you to provide additional evidence, such as a copy of your passport, to support your application.  You will not be registered to vote until we receive the additional information.

Step 7: We will send you a ‘confirmation of registration’ letter after the next monthly update of the electoral register. (See the table below for the monthly timetable publication dates).

No access to the internet? You can ring the office on 020 8430 2000 and provide the information over the telephone or we can send you an application through the post.

When we update the electoral register

Between January and September, we update the electoral register on the first working day of the month.

Between September and December we close the register while we hold our annual review of the electoral register.  We publish the revised electoral register on 1 December.

The table below tells you when we need to have received your application and any evidence requested to ensure that your name can be added to the following month’s electoral register.

To include you in the register that's published on...

We need to have got your application by...

If you are asked to provide further evidence, we need to have it by...

1 June 2021

​10 May 2021

18 May 2021

1 July 2021

9 June 2021

17 June 2021

2 August 2021

9 July 2021

19 July 2021

1 September 2021

10 August 2021

18 August 2021