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To vote in a UK election or referendum, you must be on the electoral register. You can now register to vote online in England, Scotland and Wales at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

To register to vote in Northern Ireland, visit the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website.

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  • Online electoral registration: a huge step forward in meeting people’s needs


    In order to register to vote, we previously had to telephone our local authority and to ask them for a form, or download a copy, fill it in and send it to the Electoral Registration Officer.

    The new system will be much more straightforward. People deserve more choice about how they register to vote and online registration gives them a quick, easy and convenient option.

    Online registration is currently only available for those registering to vote in England and Wales. 

    Find out more at gov.uk/register-to-vote.