To vote in an election or referendum, you must be registered on the electoral roll. To find out how to register to vote visit About my vote >
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Who can register to vote?
- Anyone aged 16 or over (but you cannot vote until you are 18).
- British or qualifying Commonwealth citizens. This means Commonwealth citizens who have leave to remain in the UK or do not require such leave.
- Citizens of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union (EU) member states.
Who can vote?
- British, Irish and qualifying citizens of Commonwealth countries (including Cyprus and Malta) can vote at all elections.
- Citizens of other EU member states resident in the UK can vote in local government elections but cannot vote in UK Parliamentary elections.
- Those resident in Scotland or Wales may also vote in Scottish Parliamentary or National Assembly for Wales elections.
How do I change my address on the electoral register?
If you have changed address and need to update your details on the electoral register, you will need to fill in and print off a registration form.
Registration forms are available on About my vote >.
Am I registered to vote?
If you would like to register to vote, or find out if you are registered, please see the contact details for your Electoral Registration Officer on our About My Vote website. On the site we also explain what you can vote for, the different ways you can vote and how to register. About my vote >
We don't keep copies of the electoral roll (also known as the electoral register).
We often receive enquiries about the electoral roll (or electoral register as it is sometimes known). The electoral roll is held at your local electoral registration office (or council office in England and Wales). The Northern Ireland electoral register is held by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.
You can find contact details for your local office by entering your postcode on our About my vote website >