Register to vote

Who is eligible to vote

You can register to vote if you are;

  • 16 years old or over and either
  • British Citizen
  • An Irish, EU or qualifying Commonwealth citizen

However you are only eligible to vote from the age of 18 years old and you are registered on the electoral register.

The electoral register

The electoral register is maintained by a district council. It contains a list of the names and addresses of all those people eligible to vote. You can add your name or change your details throughout the year.

Register to vote

You can only vote if your name is on the register of electors. If you would like to check that you are registered, please contact your local district council. (link to Key contacts)

If you haven’t voted for a while, or have changed your name or address, you may not be registered to vote.

It's quick and easy to register to vote online. The deadline to register to vote is by Thursday 14 April

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Register to vote in the 2022 local elections