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Registering to vote

You won’t automatically be registered to vote when you pay your Council Tax.

You can register to vote if you’re:

  • 16 or older
  • a British citizen
  • an Irish, eligible Commonwealth  or European Union citizen living in the UK

You'll need to be registered by a certain date to be able to vote. More information on upcoming elections, and dates you’ll need to register by, is available on the Upcoming Elections page.

To register to vote, you’ll need your:

  • National Insurance number
  • date of birth

You’ll find your National Insurance number on your National Insurance number card or a recent payslip.

When you register, you’ll be asked if you want to opt-out of the open register.

You can register to vote online by visiting the GOV.UK website. Alternatively, you can contact our Electoral Services Team for a registration form.

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