Register to vote - electoral registration
In order to register to vote you need to be a British or Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland. If you are a citizen of a European Union country, other than Britain or Ireland, you can register to vote for local government and European Parliamentary elections only. Citizens of any other countries are not eligible to register.
You have to be 18 years old in order to vote. If you are 16 or 17 years old you can register, but need to include your date of birth. You will be able to vote in elections as soon as
you turn 18.
If you are in the armed forces you can register at home and have a postal vote or a proxy vote.
Residents of mental hospitals (unless detained under the Mental Health Act), homeless people and remand prisoners can register using a declaration of local connection. Please contact us
for details. Convicted prisoners are not eligible to vote.
If you have any questions on whether you are eligible to vote, contact us