registering to vote

Who can vote?

To vote in the 2019 General Election, you must:

  • Be 18 or above on 12th December
  • Be a British citizen, or be a citizen of a Commonwealth nation living in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland
  • Be on the electoral roll

Voter Registration Deadline

In order to be eligible to vote in the 2019 General Election, you must be registered to vote by 23.59 on 26th November.

How can I vote?

There are three ways that you can vote:

How do I register to vote?

Most voter registration is conducted online, although it can be done over the phone or in person.

To register to vote, visit https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you are trans, still try to register at this website. If it doesn’t work, see extended advice here.

If you are having any difficulties not covered by this guidance contact your local Electoral Registration Office, which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/get-on-electoral-register

How do I change my name on the electoral roll?

To change your name on the electoral roll, you can:

  • Re-register to vote here.
    Your local council will contact you annually to check who is living at your current address, based on information from the electoral roll. If you use this option, make sure you return this letter completed correctly!
  • Contact your local Electoral Registration Office
    The details of this can be found here.

Will I need to ID to vote?

No. You may have read that the current government has introduced proposals requiring people to present ID in order to vote. These proposals will not be in effect at the 2019 General Election. The only thing you will need when voting is to say your name and address. Nobody should be asked to provide proof of this