Register to vote

About registering to vote

It only takes 5 minutes to register to vote. You need to register before you can vote in an election.

Voting is one of the best ways for people to have their voice heard by people in power. 

What will happen if I don't register?

If we've invited you to register to vote it's important that you respond. If you don’t, we'll send you reminders through the post and someone will visit your home.

At the end of this process, we may send you a requirement to register. If you fail to do so without providing an adequate reason why you haven't, you may be fined £80. Not being registered can also impact applications for mortgages or mobile phones, since credit reference agencies use the register to validate applications.