Individual Electoral Registration - IER
We are now live! Please follow this link to register online. You will need your Date of Birth and National Insurance Number in order to register.
More information can be found below or by clicking here
From 10 June 2014, all new registration applications can only be done individually.
Each applicant will be asked to give their
- address and previous address
- date of birth
- national insurance number
Each applicant's details will be checked against other records to verify their identity before we can approve their application.
If a person's details are not verified after they have applied, the electoral registration office will contact them:
- either to clarify any part of their application; or
- to ask the applicant to provide further documentary evidence, such as a passport, to support their application.
The household form
Every year householders are required to complete a household form, which will now be referred to as the household enquiry form. These will be sent out between July and November each year. Please confirm early to prevent reminders being sent out. Confirmation can be done online, by phone or text. Please have your form to hand for your security code and password.
Telephone : 0800 025 3145
Text : 07507 319820
There are two Registers. Why?
Using information received from the public, registration officers keep two registers – the electoral register and the open register (also known as the edited register).
The electoral 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 (e.g. fraud)
- calling people for jury service
- checking credit applications.
The open register
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.
You can find more information about both registers and how they may be used at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.