How to register to vote

Anyone who wants to vote must be registered. You can register to vote online or by post.

You can register to vote if you are:

  • 18+ years old
  • A citizen of Britain, Northern Ireland or the Commonwealth
  • A resident of the UK

Before each election or referendum there is a deadline. You must be registered to vote before this deadline. It is usually around 2 weeks before the election takes place.

Vivek was up bright and early to vote before going to college. And it was his birthday!

To register to vote you will need to know

  • Which country you live in
  • Your nationality
  • Your full name and date of birth
  • Your National Insurance Number
  • Your address, and previous address if you have moved in the last 12 months.

You can register to vote by post by filling in a form and sending it to your local electoral office.

Download the registration form here.

You can register to vote online by following the instructions on the website.

Register to vote on the gov.uk website.