The electoral registration system in Great Britain has recently
changed. The new system is called ‘Individual Electoral
Registration’ and started in June 2014 in England and Wales, and
will start from 19 September 2011 in Scotland.
In England and Wales, all existing electors will receive a
letter from their local authority, between July and September 2014,
advising if they have been confirmed under the new system, or if
they need to take any further action. In Scotland, this will
take place between October and December 2014.
However, you can also register throughout the year as the
register is updated every month. This is useful if you move home
and need to register at your new address.
If you want to register to vote in England or Wales, you can
register online any time at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
If you are registering to vote in Scotland you will need to
complete a form and return it to the electoral registration officer
of the UK address where you are registering:
For further information, you should contact your local electoral
registration office. You can find the contact details in the ‘Your
local area' panel – just enter your postcode for the correct