Use this service to get on the electoral register or to update your details if you don’t 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

Registering takes around 5 minutes.

You’ll need your National Insurance number (if you have one).

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Before you start

You can apply as a non-service voter if you have a permanent home address in the UK and want it to be on the electoral register.

You can also register by post.

Children of a member of the armed forces

You must register by post if all the following apply:

  • you’re between 14 and 16 years old
  • the child of a member of the armed forces from Scotland
  • living with your parent or guardian overseas

Send the form to your local Electoral Registration Office.

If you’re the child of someone from the armed forces and from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you can register as an overseas adult when you turn 16.

If you’re not in the armed forces

There are separate registration services for:

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.