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Register to vote

You need to be on the electoral register to vote in local and national elections and referendums.

The easiest way to register is by using the government's online service. You can also use this service to update your details on the register.

You will need to provide your date of birth and national insurance number to help us verify your identity.

Register to vote online

You can also register by phone or post. Contact the Voter Registration Helpline to find out more on 01642 526196.

Why register to vote

You should register to vote because:

  • it allows you to vote in local and national elections and referendums
  • it can help your credit rating and reduce the chance of you being refused a bank account, loan or mortgage

Help for people with learning disabilities

Mencap produce easy read guides for each election to help everyone understand how to register to vote and why it is important. Read Mencap's easy read guides.