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Register to vote

Find out how to register to vote and what information is on the electoral register. 


Apply to vote by post

Find out how to register to vote by post and view answers to popular questions.


Proxy voting

What it is and how to apply for a Proxy vote.


Inspect or buy the electoral register

Find out where you can inspect the register, how opt in or out of it and how to buy it.

View election results

View local, general and European election results.


How to stand as a candidate

Find out how to stand in local, UK and European elections.

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Polling stations

Find your local polling station.


Contact your local councillor

Find out about your local councillor, how to contact them and the political make-up of the council.


Voting in elections FAQs

Do you have a question about voting? Your popular questions answered.

Get ready for the May elections

You need to be on the electoral register by Monday 20 April 2015 to be able to vote in the local and general elections on 7 May 2015.

We're delivering letters to every property in the borough between Friday 23 January and Sunday 1 February for you to review and to let us know who's eligible to vote.   

Please look out for the letter/s and respond as soon as possible.

More about registering to vote


Who can register to vote?

You can register to vote if you're:

  • 16 or older (although you can't vote until you're 18); and
  • A British citizen, qualifying Commonwealth, Irish or other European Union citizen living in the UK.

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