Elections and voting

    Registering to vote

    Recent changes to how we register to vote mean that everyone must register individually, rather than the 'head of the household' registering everyone at once. This means that sometimes, if local councils are unable to verify someone's identity, they'll need to ask for proof of ID. This means the process can take longer, so it is vital that you register well in advance of the deadline if you wish to vote in the upcoming elections.

    If you're not registered to vote, it's not just your say you'll miss out on. You may find it difficult to:

    • apply for a credit card
    • get a mobile phone contract
    • apply for some benefits
    • get a passport
    • open gas and electricity accounts
    • access insurance policies
    • open savings accounts

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    Page updated: 20/04/2017 09:32:48