Register to Vote
To vote in local or national elections, you must be on the electoral register (sometimes called the electoral roll). This is a list of the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote. If you are not on the register, you cannot vote.
You are not automatically registered to vote, even if you pay council tax, so it’s important to register.
How do I register?
You can register to vote quickly and easily online. You will need to give your date of birth and your National Insurance (NI) number. If you don't know your NI number, get in touch with HMRC
Register to vote online
Voters can also register by contacting 01352 702300
Who can register?
You can register to vote if you are:
- aged 14 or over (but you cannot vote until you are 16 in Senedd and Local Government elections and 18 in other elections) AND
- a British citizen
- an Irish or EU citizen living in the UK
- a Commonwealth citizen who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission
- a citizen of another country who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission
Under current legislation, marriage to a British citizen or a grant of permanent residence in the UK does not give you British citizenship, and does not give you the right to vote in UK elections.