Register to vote
You will need to register in order to vote in any upcoming elections. This means you will then be on the electoral roll.
The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote.
It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as detecting crime (eg fraud), calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.
The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but it is not used for elections. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed.
Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.
The service on GOV.UK will let you:
- apply to register to vote
- update your name, address or other details
- opt in or out of the open register
- change your voting preferences
To change your details for any of our other services, such as council tax or benefits please use our change of circumstances form.