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Electoral Registration

The Register of Electors lists the names and addresses of everyone who is eligible to vote in public elections and referendums.

You need to register in order to vote.  Also being on the register may improve your credit rating.

Once you are registered you will not need to re-register for each election / referendum.  If you are unsure whether you are already registered, you can contact us on 01322 343501 or use this form to contact the IER team.

If you have moved home you need to re-register from your new address.  Being registered for council tax does not mean that you are atomically registered to vote.

How do I register?

The quickest and easiest way to register is on-line via the Government Website.   You will need to fill in your name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number. The process will only take a few minutes.

The registration application deadline for the general election on 8 June 2017 is Monday 22 May 2017.

Postal / Proxy Voting

This cannot be applied for on-line as a signed application form is required.  To download a form and for more information go to Your Vote Matters.

The deadline for us to receive postal and postal proxy votes for the general election on 8 June 2017 is Tuesday 23 May 2017 before 5 pm.

The deadline for us to receive proxy votes for the general election on 8 June  2017 is Wednesday 31 May 2017 before 5pm.

  • About the Electoral Registers

    Using information received from the public, registration officers keep two registers – the Electoral Register and the Open Register (also known as the edited register)

  • Annual Canvass

    Information regarding the Annual Canvass

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