Name: Electoral registration
Description: The Register of Electors, can be viewed by members of the public at the Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford. Only those named on this register are eligible to vote in elections.

Electoral registration

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Please refer to our Corporate Privacy Notice and service specific Privacy Notices at www.dartford.gov.uk for further details of how we process your personal information and your rights. This Data Protection Policy PDF, 119.42 KB sets out how we will protect special category and criminal convictions personal data when your data is being used for the purpose of undertaking our statutory functions relating to elections and electoral registration.

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

It is a requirement to register to vote and you need to be registered in order to vote in elections. Being on the register also improves your credit rating.

Once you are registered you will not need to re-register for each election. 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 automatically 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.


Postal Vote

You can only have a postal vote if you have successfully completed an application to register to vote.

You must complete a postal vote application form, which requires your date of birth and personal signature


Please refer to our Corporate Privacy Notice and service specific Privacy Notices at www.dartford.gov.uk for further details of how we process your personal information and your rights. This 
Data Protection Policy PDF, 119.42 KB sets out how we will protect special category and criminal convictions personal data when your data is being used for the purpose of undertaking our statutory functions relating to elections and electoral registration.


About the Electoral Registers

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

The Electoral Register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as detecting crime (eg: fraud), calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.

The Open Register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details.

Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed.
Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.

Last Updated: 05th August 2021