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Register to vote

Everyone who is over the age of 16 and eligible to be registered is required by law to be on the electoral register. You must register even if you don’t want to vote.

Once you are registered you will be able to vote in elections or referendums if you choose. Your name and address will also appear on the electoral register.

Find out more about who can vote and how to vote.

If you're unable to register online, you can download paper voter registration forms.

Check if you are registered to vote

Contact us at to check whether you are registered to vote. We aim to respond within 5 working days.

Deadline for registering to vote in an election

To be registered to vote in an election, you must make your application by the end of the 12th working day before polling day.

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