How to register to vote

You need to register in order to be able to vote in elections and referendums.

If you aren't registered to vote, you won't have the chance to have a say on who represents you. You may also have difficulty getting credit. 

  • you can register online at or contact Electoral Services
  • everyone is responsible for registering themselves. The system changed in 2014 and is called Individual Electoral Registration (IER)
  • you need to provide a few more details to register - including your national insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure

Register to vote