Electoral Registration - The Electoral Register is a list of everyone who is entitled to vote. A revised copy of the register will be published on 16 October using the details we receive from the annual canvass registration forms.
Annual Canvass - At the end of June we will be sending out an annual canvass of electors form to every household in the borough. This form will list all the people currently on the register at your address. You should add anyone who should be registered including 16 and 17-year-olds and cross-out anyone who is no longer living at your address. You are legally required to return this form, even if there is no one eligible to vote.
If there are no changes to the form you still need to complete this form using the internet or freephone options. Canvassers will be calling door to door to collect this information if we do not receive a form back.
If you do not receive an annual canvass form by the end of July please call the electoral registration office.
Monthly Rolling Register - There are monthly updates of the Electoral Register between November 2012 and October 2013. In order for your registration details to be updated during these months, you must complete and return a voter registration form by each month's deadline. The voter registration form can normally be downloaded using the "Additional Resources" area below or by contacting the electoral registration office. The form should not be used during the annual canvass and will not appear on this page during this period.
Your voting choices
The Full Register - lists everyone who is registered to vote. Only certain people and organisations can have copies of the full register for specified purposes. These include electoral purposes, the prevention and detection of crime and checking your identity when you have applied for credit. It is a criminal offence for them to pass it on to anyone else or use it for any other purpose. You do not have a choice about your name and address being on this register. Anyone can view the register by making an appointment with the electoral registration office.
The Edited Register - can be bought by any person, company or organisation and could be used for different purposes such as checking your identity and commercial activities such as marketing. You can choose not to be on this register by ticking the 'Edited Register' box which must be done every year on the annual canvass form. The edited register will be kept separate from the full register and can be updated every month.
You can permanently choose not to be on the register and this request needs to be made in writing to the Electoral Registration Officer at the address above ('Contact Us')
If you chose to tick the box on the voter registration form, your name will only appear on the full register.
If you chose not to tick the box on the voter registration form, your name will also appear on the edited version of the register.
If you are a member of Her Majesty's armed forces, a Crown Servant or a British council employee you can apply to be included on the register of electors. Please contact the electoral registration office.
In January 2013 Stockton Council is writing to people across the Borough who need to renew their absent vote entitlement.
As part of the important security measures all postal and proxy voters must provide a fresh signature specimen every five years.
Everyone who is required to submit a fresh signature will receive a new application during February which they must complete and return in the pre-paid envelope provided.
Currently one in three postal voters in the Borough need to renew their postal vote. There is also an option to indicate if they no longer wish to vote by postal vote.
Councillor David Harrington, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Corporate Management and Finance, said: "We will be contacting everyone who has held an absent vote application for more than five years and it is vital they return a fresh signature as soon as possible if they wish to continue to use a postal vote in any forthcoming elections."
For more information call Stockton Council on (01642) 526196.
Electoral registration forms
The forms below are available and accessible in a range of formats by request, such as larger font, braille or different languages. Please note, it is an offence to give false information on any of these forms.
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- Moving? Change your details online form. - Use this form when moving to inform all Council Departments
- Vote by Post Application form.
Electoral Registration Forms
- Application for overseas electors in Microsoft Word format 228 KB
- Application to vote by post in Microsoft Word format 54 KB
- Application to vote by proxy in Microsoft Word format 81 KB
- Application to vote by proxy at particular election in Microsoft Word format 52 KB
- Voter Registration Form in Adobe PDF format 17 KB
If you have problems accessing the Adobe PDF downloads then click here for help
Also of Interest…
- 1. How do I get my name on the electoral register? (Election FAQs)
- 2. Why should I complete a registration form? (Election FAQs)
- 3. Can I register twice? (Election FAQs)
- 4. Who is eligible to vote? (Election FAQs)
- 5. What if I move abroad? (Election FAQs)
- 6. What if I am unable to get to the Polling Station on Election Day? (Election FAQs)
- 7. How can I view the electoral register? (Election FAQs)
- Property information (Maps@stockton (My nearest))