Register to vote

How to register to vote

To vote in the elections on Thursday, 4 May 2023, you must be registered to vote by 11.59pm on Monday, 17 April 2023.

You can register online in just 5 minutes. You'll need to give your name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number.

You need to register yourself - a family member cannot do it for you. If you're unable to register yourself, it’s ok to get help filling in the details but you must make the declaration yourself.

Register to vote on GOV.UK

Can't find your National Insurance number?

You can find your National Insurance number on documents such as payslips, letters about benefits and tax returns.

Don't have a fixed address?

If you have no fixed address you can still register to vote.

You need to make something called a ‘declaration of local connection’ to show that you're connected to and spend time at a particular place. You can normally only do this for one place.

You'll still need to provide your date of birth and National Insurance number and register using the usual form on GOV.UK.

The electoral register

The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who’s registered to vote.

You can opt in or out of the open register at any time. When you opt out of the open register, your details will still appear on the full version of the electoral register.

Opting out does not affect your right to vote.