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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.

Flintshire County Council and Town & Community elections – Thursday 5 May 2022

The deadline for voter registration – 11:59pm on Thursday 14 April 2022

  • If you are already registered to vote at your property and have not moved since, you do not need to re-register to vote
  • If you have moved home recently and have not registered to vote at your new address, you must do so by 11:59pm on Thursday 14 April 2022.
  • Don’t forget that 16 and 17 year olds and foreign citizens can now vote in the Local Council elections for the first time.
  • Register by Thursday 14 April 2022 or you won’t be able to vote on Thursday 5 May 2022.
  • It takes less three minutes to register online It helps to have your National Insurance number to hand, you can find it on your payslip, P60, or letters about tax, pensions and benefits.

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.