Use this service to get on the electoral register or to update your details if you’re likely to be posted abroad as:
- a Crown servant (for example diplomatic or overseas civil service)
- a British Council employee
- the spouse or civil partner of a Crown servant or British Council employee
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 National Insurance number, if you have one. You’ll also need your payroll or staff ID number (usually found on your payslip).
Deadline for registering to vote in the General Election
You can no longer register to vote in the General Election on 12 December. You can still register for future elections.
Other ways to apply
You can also register by post.
There’s a different form for registering by post in Northern Ireland.
Children of Crown servants or British Council employees
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 a Crown servant or British Council employee
There are separate registration services for: