Am I eligible to vote?

It's simpler, clearer and faster to register to vote online. Visit

You can register to vote if you are:

  • 16 years old or over and
  • a British citizen
  • or an Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen who is resident in the UK

If you are 16 or 17, you can register to vote but you will not be eligible to vote until you are 18.

To qualify, Commonwealth citizens must be resident in the UK and either have leave to remain in the UK or not require such leave.  The definition of a 'Commonwealth citizen' includes citizens of British Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.

Visit GOV.UK to register to vote

When to register

Registration continues throughout the year and the register is updated monthly from 1 December until the middle of August the following year.  When you move you need to register again at the new address.  

Between August and November the annual canvass is completed. Communications are sent to every property to check who is eligible to register to vote at each household. The email or letter will explain what action, if any you must take.

Am I already registered?

If you are unsure whether or not you are currently registered please email your full name, date of birth and address to