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Register to vote - Rochdale Council

Elections

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Register to vote

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

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Apply to vote by post

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

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Proxy voting

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

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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.

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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.

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Contact your local councillor

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

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Voting in elections FAQs

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

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Mayoral Petition Notice

Read the statutory notice that's published annually with the number of electors required for a Mayoral election. 

DON'T LOSE YOUR POSTAL VOTE

We're sending out letters to people who had a postal vote and who've not registered under the new changes to the electoral registration system. If you receive this letter please complete and return the form to keep your postal vote. 

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NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

Rochdale backs National Voter Day Registration Day - a campaign encouraging people to make sure they are registered began on Thursday 5 February 2015.

Read more about how to avoid losing your voice

GET READY FOR 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

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.

It only takes 5 minutes to register. All you need is your National Insurance number to complete the registration. You will lose you chance vote if you leave your registration too late.

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