Use this service to get on the electoral register or to update your details if you do not have a permanent home address in the UK and you’re:
- a member of the armed forces
- the spouse or civil partner of someone in the armed forces
Deadline for registering to vote in the 6 May 2021 elections
Register by 11:59pm on 19 April to vote in the following elections on 6 May:
- local government elections and referendums in England
- Police and Crime Commissioner elections in England and Wales
- Scottish Parliament elections
- Senedd (Welsh Parliament) elections
- Mayor of London and London Assembly elections
Registering takes around 5 minutes.
You only need to register once - you do not need to register separately for every election.
You’ll need your service number and National Insurance number (if you have one).
Other ways to apply
You can also apply as a non-service voter if you have a permanent home address in the UK and want to be registered at that address.
Children of a member of the armed forces
How you register to vote depends on where you’re from.
If you’re from England, Wales or Northern Ireland
You can register when you turn 16.
Register as an overseas voter if you’re from England or Wales.
Register by post if you’re from Northern Ireland.
If you’re from Scotland
Register by post if you’re from Scotland. Both of the following must apply:
- you’re either 14 or 15 years old
- you live with your parent or guardian overseas
Send the form to your local Electoral Registration Office.
If you’re not in the armed forces
There are separate registration services for: