Register to vote

How to register

The easiest way to register is to visit the Government website on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

The application takes roughly 5 minutes and will ask for your name, date of birth, nationality, national insurance number and a few other details.

You can also register by calling or emailing your local elections office, as long as you have all of the necessary details as listed above.

Apply for a postal vote

To apply for a postal vote, you can download a form and return it to your local elections office.

Amend your details

You can also use the ‘Register to vote’ service to:

  • change your name, address or nationality
  • get on or off the open register

To do this, you need to register again with your new details (even if you’re already registered to vote).

Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the changes.