You need to register to vote before you can vote in UK elections or referendums.
If you’re eligible, you can vote in person on the day of the election at a named polling station. You can also apply for a postal or proxy vote instead.
Ways of voting
You can vote:
You cannot vote online in any elections.
Eligibility to vote
You can vote when you’re:
- 18 years old in England and Northern Ireland
- 16 years old in Scottish Parliament and local elections (and other elections when you’re 18)
- 16 years old in Welsh Parliament elections (and other elections when you’re 18)
Elections you can vote in
Different elections have different rules on who can vote.