The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Here you can find contact details for getting in touch with us.

Below are some common questions and subjects that people get in touch about.

If your question is not covered below, select 'I need to ask a question'.

How do I register to vote?

If you are in England, Scotland or Wales, you can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

If you are in Northern Ireland you should download a registration form from the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.


I’ve changed address, how do I register at my new home?

If you have moved house, you need to register to vote at your new address.

When you do this, you can enter the details of your old address as part of the process. You will then be removed from the electoral register at your old address.

If you are in England, Scotland or Wales, you can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

If you are in Northern Ireland you should download a registration form from the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.


Can you confirm if I am registered to vote?

To confirm if you're on registered to vote you need to contact your local council.

The electoral register is managed at a local level by your council so they will be able to let you know if you're on the register.

You can find contact details for your local council by entering your postcode on yourvotematters.co.uk.


How do I register a party?

For information on registering a political party, please contact the party and election finance advice line:

Tel: 0333 103 1928
Email: pef@electoralcommission.org.uk


I am a candidate/agent, who do I get in touch with to ask a question about standing for election?

For information on standing in an election you should contact the Electoral Commission team where you are. They are best placed to help you.

Contact details

England
Email: infoengland@electoralcommission.org.uk
Tel: 0333 103 1928

Scotland
Email: infoscotland@electoralcommission.org.uk
Tel: 0333 103 1928

Wales
Email: infowales@electoralcommission.org.uk | gwybodaeth@comisiwnetholiadol.org.uk
Tel: 0333 103 1929

Northern Ireland
Email: infonorthernireland@electoralcommission.org.uk
Tel: 0333 103 1928


How do I contact the Commission's press office?

For press and media enquiries, contact us at:

Tel: 020 7271 0704
Email: press@electoralcommission.org.uk


I need to ask a question

Use the form below to send us your question.

We receive a large volume of emails. We will respond to you as soon as we can.

Please note, we do not hold the electoral register and cannot add you to the register.

Alternatively you can call us on 0333 103 1928.

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