Register to vote
The next Local Elections are due to take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.
For information on the upcoming election, visit the District and Parish Elections - Thursday 4 May 2023 webpage.
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 at gov.uk
You can also register by phone or post. Contact the Voter Registration Helpline to find out more on 01642 526196.
Why should you 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
This year's local elections will be the first time that people across the UK will need to show photographic ID to vote at a polling station.
For more information about voter ID, including accepted forms of ID and what to do if you do not have one of the accepted forms of voter ID, visit our voter ID webpage.
Different ways of voting
Every person should be able to register and vote without facing barriers. For more information about the different ways of voting, and the assistance and support available, visit our ways to vote webpage.