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To vote in a UK election or referendum, you must be on the electoral register. You can register to vote or find details of your local authority to tell them about a change of name or address on our About my vote website.

This area of the website explains how to register to vote, the electoral register, and how to vote. 

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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.