Remember, you can only vote if your name is on the current Register of Electors. So don’t miss out.
Most people who were registered to vote have been registered automatically under IER and have been sent confirmation. Find out more.
Since 10 June 2014, under the new system of Individual Electoral Registration (IER), you can register to vote online. You will need to complete the online form and confirm your date of birth and National Insurance number.
The next revision to the Register of Electors will take place on 1 December 2014.
If your name has changed from how it appears on the current Electoral Register, please contact us with your full address and how your name currently appears.
Your request should specify how your new name should be listed from the date of the next available update, and you should provide official documentation of this new name (eg a copy of a Deed Poll, Certificate of Citizenship, Passport, Driving License, Marriage Certificate). You can email your change request along with a scanned copy of your documentation to to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or post a copy to:
York House Stable Block
Please do not send original documents.
If you cannot provide any of these documents you will need to include your National Insurance Number and Date of Birth.
In England, every Council is required to appoint an Electoral Registration Officer who is responsible for compiling and maintaining the register.
In this Borough Gillian Norton, Chief Executive of the Council, holds this post.
Using information received from the public, registration officers keep two registers – the Electoral Register and the Open Register (also known as the Edited Register).
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 – and for other limited purposes specified in law. The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data-protection legislation.
It is a criminal offence for anyone to supply or use the register for anything else.
The Open Register is an extract of the Electoral Register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. More about the Open Register.