Register to Vote

Register to vote online. You will need your Date of Birth and National Insurance Number in order to register.

Alternatively, you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0115 9071190 to request a form by post.

Each applicant will be asked to give the following:

  • name

  • address and previous address

  • nationality

  • 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 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 (such as 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 on the Government's website.