Voting - how to register

In order to vote in a Local Government, European or  Parliamentary election or in a local or national referendum you must be registered on the Electoral Roll (Register of Electors).

The way we all register to vote has changed

The registration system changed in June 2014. The new system is called ‘Individual Electoral Registration’.

Register to vote on GOV.UK >

How to vote

In the UK there are three different ways you can vote:
  • at a polling station
  • by post
  • by proxy
How you vote is up to you. It may depend on what you find the easiest or the most convenient method.
The Electoral Commission's site provides more information on the three different ways of voting.


In addition to our own Privacy Notice:

To verify your identity, the data you provide will be processed by the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service managed by the Cabinet Office. As part of this process your data will be shared with the Department of Work and Pension and the Cabinet Office suppliers that are data processors for the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service. You can find more information about this here:


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