If you do not register you cannot vote.
Did you know that registering to vote can help you with?
- opening a bank account
- store cards
- mobile phones
Register of Electors (voting registration)
What you need to know:
- we publish a new Register of Electors on 1 December each year following a full canvass of every residential property in the borough
- canvass forms for this purpose are sent out in July/August
- the 'rolling register': at other times of the year we process individual applications for registration and publish a monthly update to the register with additions, deletions and amendments made to the annual register. This is done between January and September
- it takes about six weeks to take effect depending on when the application is received. These are the statutory dates for updating the register each month.
|Last date for applications||Date of publication|
|Tuesday 11 December 2012||Wednesday 2 January 2013|
|Thursday 10 January 2013||Friday 1 February 2013|
|Thursday 7 February 2013||Friday 1 March 2013|
|Monday 11 March 2013||Tuesday 2 April 2013|
|Tuesday 9 April 2013 (if no elections in 2013)||Wednesday 1 May 2013|
|Wednesday 17 April 2013 (if there are elections in 2013)||Thursday 25 April 2013|
|Friday 10 May 2013||Monday 3 June 2013|
|Friday 7 June 2013||Monday 1 July 2013|
|Wednesday 10 July 2013||Thursday 1 August 2013|
|Friday 9 August 2013||Monday 2 September 2013|
Two versions of the register are published. One is the full register which can only be used for electoral, law enforcement and credit reference purposes.
The other is the edited version which does not contain the names of those people who have chosen to opt out of it. The edited register is available for sale to anyone for any purpose.
Who can look at the register?
The full register is available at the Electoral Registration Office and is a public document open to inspection under strict supervision by electoral registration staff. You can also confirm if a person is registered by contacting the ERO office.
The edited register is available at all libraries throughout the borough.