Use this service to apply to register to vote or to:

  • update your name, address or other details on the electoral register
  • change your voting preferences, eg to vote in person or by post
  • change whether you’re on the open register

It usually takes about 5 minutes.

You may need the following, if you have them:

  • your National Insurance number
  • your passport if you’re a British citizen living abroad

You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums.

If you aren’t already registered to vote, you must register by 7 June if you want to vote in the EU referendum on 23 June.

You can register to vote at any time. The deadline for registering to vote in the 5 May elections was 18 April.

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Before you start

You can also register by post.

The online service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

You can’t register to vote if you’re in the UK illegally.

Public servants posted overseas

There are separate registration services for public servants who are likely to be posted overseas:

You can still register as a non-service voter if you’re in the armed forces and have a permanent home address in the UK.

Northern Ireland

This service is for England, Wales and Scotland only.

You’ll need to register using a different form if you live in Northern Ireland.