The Electoral Register is a list of everyone who is entitled to vote and is updated every year from the registration form you receive from Electoral Services each autumn.
In addition to the annual compilation, entries can be made via "Rolling Registration". This means the Register can be updated on a monthly basis from December to September.
Therefore, if you have recently moved into the Borough, you can get your details added to the Register relatively quickly.
Make your voice heard
You can only vote in elections if your name appears on the Register of Electors. Just download an application form, fill it in and return it to the electoral services team. Unfortunately, you cannot register on line.
What does this form do?
Filling in this form will enable us to add your name. You must complete and sign the form yourself for it to be valid. You can photocopy the form, print out as many as you may need or contact the Electoral Services Team on one of the telephone numbers below to obtain additional copies.
Who can register?
British citizens, citizens of the Commonwealth, British Dependent Territories and the Irish republic
Those living in your household who are 16 and 17 years old
They can vote as soon as they are 18. Please give their dates of birth in Part 4.
Those who normally live in your household but are away for the time being.
Those on holiday, students in the United Kingdom or in hospital (including voluntary patients in psychiatric hospitals).
Anyone who is away working
Unless they are away for more than six months
Any other residents, lodgers or guests
Do not include short-stay visitors, whether this is a private address, a hostel or a club.
Citizens of Member States of the European Union
Will be registered as local government electors only.
Do not include
Except for citizens of Member States of the European Union.
People under 16
Citizens of EU member states other than the UK or the Irish republic are only eligible to vote at local government elections. If you are not a British or Irish citizen, you must fill in a separate application to vote in European Parliamentary elections.
When will you add my name?
The new arrangements for rolling registration started on the 16th February 2001. Valid applications received will be eligible to register, subject to any objections and certain deadlines, at the beginning of the following month.
What if I can’t attend a polling station and vote in person?
New postal voting arrangements also started on 16 February 2001 and allow anyone to vote by post at any election. You can also apply for someone else to vote for you if, for example, you are disabled or you will be away from home during an election - this is known as a proxy vote.
Applications for this type of voting are also attached to this site.