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Register to vote deadline

The deadline to register to vote for the elections on Thursday 2 May is Tuesday 16 April.

Registering to vote as an overseas citizen

If you are a UK citizen living outside the UK, you can register as an overseas voter.

Find out about registering to vote if you’re overseas and are a:

Digital Registration Number (DRN)

Digital Registration Number (DRN)

If you complete the online form, once your application is approved, you’ll be given a Digital Registration Number (or DRN).

Keep this number somewhere safe, as you will need to provide it if you need to update your details on the electoral register or want to apply for a postal or proxy vote.

You can request a reminder if you lose it.

Contact the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland to find out more.

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Voter ID

Voters in England now need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

The deadline to apply for free voter ID for the elections on Thursday 2 May is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

Don’t have ID? Apply for free voter ID now.

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Voter ID

Voters in Scotland now need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

Don’t have ID? Apply for free voter ID now.

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Voter ID

Voters in Wales now need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

The deadline to apply for free voter ID for the elections on Thursday 2 May is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

Don’t have ID? Apply for free voter ID now.

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Other registration options

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Your electoral registration office

When you register as an overseas voter, you’ll use the UK address where you were last registered to vote.

This is where your electoral registration office will be, and where your vote will be counted in elections.

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