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If you want to vote, make sure nothing stops you

Welcome to our website about registering to vote and elections.

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Register to Vote

It's easier than you think! you need to be registered to vote in UK elections and referendums.

Reasons why you should register to vote

It gives you a say on who runs
It gives you a say on who runs the country, who sits on your local council, and who represents you i

How do I vote?

You need to be on the electoral register to vote in UK elections and referendums. This section gives you information about how to register to vote.
Postal vote application
Proxy vote application

Am I already registered to vote in the UK?

The electoral register is held by your local electoral registration office – they can tell you if you’re already registered. Enter your postcode on this site to find out who to contact.

Information for voters

Home movers

Information for recent home-movers

I have just moved house, do I need to register to vote again?

Armed forces

Service voters

I am a member of the Armed Forces, how do I register and vote?

Overseas voters

Information for British citizens living overseas

I am a British citizen living overseas, can I still vote in UK elections?

Can't find what you're looking for?

If you can't find what you're looking for try our Frequently Asked Questions

Alternatively contact your local Electoral Registration Office.

Electoral information

Upcoming elections

The next elections in your area will be European Parliamentary Elections on 4 June 2009.

Further information

Although there are no more elections scheduled for 2008, elections can be called at any time and at short notice, so make sure you’re registered to vote so you can have your say!

Your Electoral Registration Office

To view your Electoral Registration Office details, enter your postcode above

Latest News

Some of the latest news in the world of UK elections.

Service voter campaign

19 Sep 2008

Electoral Commission encourages Armed Forces personnel to register to vote.