As part of the new system of Individual Electoral Registration, it is now possible to register online. This method is quicker, easier and more secure than the traditional paper forms. Click the following link to take you to the website. It is advisable to have your National Insurance number handy before you begin.
If you would prefer to submit a paper application (Household Enquiry Form) they can be printed and sent to us. Alternatively contact our Customer Service Centre on 01923 776611 who will be able to send you one.
The Full and Open Registers
There are two versions of the Register. The Full Register which lists everyone who is entitled to vote is only available to certain people and organisations for specified purposes. The Open Register is available for purchase by anyone who requests it to use for any purpose. You can choose whether or not you wish your name to appear on the edited Register.
To check that you are on the Full Register, or to remove yourself from the Open Register if you have not already done so, telephone the Customer Service Centre on 01923 776611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not on the Register you will not be able to vote. The Register can also be used to confirm your address if you apply for a mortgage or other forms of credit.
Methods of voting
You can vote:
- in person at a polling station
- by post
- by proxy. This means someone else votes at your polling station for you.
- by postal proxy. This means the appointed proxy may then apply to vote by post. The postal proxy application must be sent at the same time, or after the proxy application (unless the deadline for postal vote applications has passed). This form must be completed by the appointed proxy, not the elector.
If you would like any help or advice on these methods of voting, or to request applications be sent to you, please telephone 01923 776611 or e-mail email@example.com