Register to vote

In this section, you can find out about how you can register to vote in the UK.

Voting is your democratic right as a citizen of the UK. It is your choice if you want to exercise your right.

If you want to have your say at an election in the UK, you must be registered to vote.

If you are not sure if you are already registered, please contact your local electoral registration office. To find the contact details for your local electoral registration office, enter your postcode in the Your local area section of our homepage.


How do I register to vote?

In England, Scotland or Wales, you can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Registering online takes about 5 minutes.

In Northern Ireland, visit our Register to vote in Northern Ireland page to download a registration form.

Do I need to re-register to vote in the EU referendum?

Anyone who was already registered to vote (or recently registered) before the 18 April deadline for the elections taking place across the UK on 5 May will also be registered to vote at the EU Referendum and will be able to cast their vote. You do not need to re-register.

If your circumstances change, for example you move home between now and the EU Referendum registration deadline on 7 June, then you will need to re-register at your new property


How do I check if I'm registered to vote?

Every local authority holds the electoral register for their own area. There is no online electoral roll.

To check if you are registered to vote, you will need to contact your local electoral registration office. To find the contact details for your local electoral registration office, enter your postcode in the Your local area section of our homepage.


Here you can find out more information about registering to vote. You can also find out about different ways of voting.