Register to vote

Use the national service to register to vote, check or change your details

Who can register

You’re eligible to register to vote in elections if you’re both:

  • aged 16 or over (or 14 or over in Scotland)
  • a UK citizen (or an Irish, EU or Commonwealth citizen with a permanent UK address)

Registering online

Register to get your name on the electoral register. You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums.

You only need to register once - not for every election.

Vote by post

If you want to apply to vote by post, register before:

  • 5pm on 26 November if you live in Enlgand, Scotland or Wales
  • 5pm on 21 November if you live in Northern Ireland 

For further information see the postal voting page on 

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