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Have you registered to vote

Use this service to register to vote or change your details. It usually takes about 5 minutes.

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Deadline for registering to vote in the General Election

Register by 11:59pm on 26 November to vote in the General Election on 12 December.

If you want to apply to vote by post, register before:

  • 5pm on 26 November if you live in England, Scotland or Wales
  • 5pm on 21 November if you live in Northern Ireland

If you’re going to be abroad on election day, you can apply to vote by proxy after you’ve registered. It takes time to vote by post from overseas.

Who can register

You can register if you’re both:

  • aged 16 or over (or 14 or over in Scotland)
  • a UK citizen (or an Irish, EU or Commonwealth citizen with a permanent UK address)

You will not be able to vote until you are 18. If you live in Scotland, you can vote in Scottish Parliament and local elections when you’re 16.

Registering online

Register to get your name on the electoral register. You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums.

You only need to register once – not for every election.

Start now

What you need to know

You’ll be asked for your National Insurance number (but you can still register if you do not have one).

After you’ve registered, your name and address will appear on the electoral register. Contact your local Electoral Registration Office to find out if you’re already registered to vote.

Updating your registration

You can also use the ‘Register to vote’ service to:

  • change your name, address or nationality
  • get on or off the open register

To do this, you need to register again with your new details (even if you’re already registered to vote).

Other ways to apply

There’s a different process to register anonymously, for example if you’re concerned about your safety.

Registering with a paper form

You can:

If you live abroad

You can use this service to apply to register to vote (or to renew or update your registration) if you:

  • are a British citizen
  • left the UK within the last 15 years
  • were previously registered at an address in England, Scotland or Wales (or, in some cases, you left the UK before your 18th birthday)

You’ll need your passport details if you’re a British citizen living abroad, and want to vote in England, Scotland or Wales.

If you previously lived in Northern Ireland and want to vote there, use the Northern Ireland overseas elector registration form.

If you’re a public servant posted overseas

There’s a different service for public servants (and their spouses and civil partners) who are posted overseas as:

Get help registering

You can get help registering from your local Electoral Registration Office.

There’s an easy read guide about registering to vote for people with a learning disability.

USA braces for Erdoğan’s visit 18 months after bodyguards assaulted protesters

Police in Washington DC, the US state department and the Secret Service are girding themselves for the return of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday, 18 months after the Turkish president’s bodyguards ran riot in the city, assaulting protesters and American …

Young people invited to motivation day at Arsenal FC

  • 26 young people were treated to a day out at the Emirates Stadium

  • They were invited as part of an initiative to tackle gang and violent crime

  • The attendees had a football coaching session and stadium tour

On Tuesday 11 …

Fires in Akamas region of Cyprus, arson suspected

Simultaneous fires have erupted in the Akamas peninsular of Cyprus the emergency services are there to try and extinguish the fires there are fire prevention helicopters and forestry aircraft present. The Forestry department suspect arson

Akamas  is a  relatively inaccessible …

Erdogan warns he will release Jihadi prisoners if EU imposes sanctions over Cyprus

Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has warned that he will release jihadi prisoners and send them back to their European countries of origin should the EU go ahead with plans announced on Monday to impose restrictions on individuals or entities …

Stefanos Tsitsipas records first win over Medvedev

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Daniil Medvedev 7-6(5) 6-4 in a high-quality battle of the debutants at the ATP Finals on Monday.

Tsitsipas, the first Greek player to qualify for the tournament, had lost all five previous matches against the Russian, but …

Remains of soldiers killed during 1964 Turkish bombing discovered in Pachyammos in Cyprus

The remains and personal items, possibly belonging to a number of National Guard soldiers, killed during the 1964 aerial bombardment of the Tylliria area by Turkey, have been discovered at the site of a former makeshift hospital in Pachyammos, Presidential …

Asset freeze and entry ban included in the Council framework for sanctions against Turkey

The Council of the Member States of the European Union, convening in Foreign Affairs Ministers format, formally adopted as “item I” the framework for restrictive measures in response to Turkey`s unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. As formally announced …

Greece calls for an urgent resolution to the Cyprus problem

The Cyprus question  calls for an urgent, mutually acceptable settlement on the basis of international law, the relevant Security Council resolutions and the European Union acquis, said Ambassador Maria Theofili, Greece`s Permanent Representative to the UN.

The position is outlined …

Appeal following sexual assault in Enfield

Police are appealing for help to identify a man following a sexual assault onboard a bus in Enfield.

At approximately 07:00hrs on Friday, 3 May, a woman was travelling on the Route 279 bus along Turkey Street when a she …