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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.

To be able to vote in Bracknell Forest, you need to:

  • be 18 years of age
  • normally live at an address in Bracknell Forest
  • be a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union (EU) citizen

EU citizens can vote at local elections and European Parliamentary elections only. They cannot vote at UK Parliamentary elections.

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

If you're unable to register online, you can:

Am I already registered?

Contact us at to check whether you are registered to vote.

Timetable for registering

Rolling registration

You can update your registration at any time of year by visiting GOV.UK

You might need to do this if you move house or your details change.

You'll be notified of the changes to the electoral register in writing. You may want to keep this as proof of your registration.


The current Register of Electors runs from 1 December until 30 November and is updated monthly.

There are no monthly updates to the register during September, October or November when the next register is being compiled.

This timetable shows the dates the register will be updated and when applications for those dates must be made.

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.

Contact information

Electoral Services

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