Elections and voting
Register to vote
If you’re not registered, you can’t vote!
Register to vote online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote – it takes less than 5 minutes.
Individual electoral registration (IER) requires each person to register to vote individually, rather than by household.
You only need to register once but you must register again if you’ve changed address, name or nationality.
You will need your date of birth, your national insurance number and previous address when applying to register. Your application will be verified before you are added to the register.
How to register to vote
You will need:
- Your national insurance number (found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits)
- Your name and address
- Your date of birth
Register to vote anonymously
If you’re concerned about your own safety or the safety of somebody you live with, you may be able to vote anonymously so your name doesn’t appear on the electoral register.
In order to register anonymously, you’ll need supporting evidence such as a court order or an injunction, or written support from a relevant organisation.
From 4 May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.
If you are an anonymous voter and you wish to vote in person at one of these elections, you will need to apply for an anonymous elector’s document ahead of polling day.
Please contact the electoral services team to register anonymously or to apply for an anonymous elector’s document.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 01992 564411