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The Electoral Register
What is it and who can register?
The Electoral Register
The Electoral Register also known as the Electoral Roll, 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, known as the annual canvass of households.
You can only vote in elections if your name appears on the Register of Electors. Please note that registering for Council Tax does not mean that your name is automatically added to the Register of Electors.The Council Tax Register and the Electoral Register are two separate registers and are completely different.
The Council Tax Register may show the names of the owners and not necessarily the residents of the properties. For this reason, together with legal restrictions, the Electoral Registration Officer is not permitted to take names from the Council Tax Register and put them on the Electoral Register and vice versa.
Obtain an application form to be added to the Register of Electors
More information on Electoral Register
If you feel adding your name to the Register of Electors would have serious safety implications for yourself and other members of your household it is now possible to apply for anonymous registration. There is a set procedure for these applications. Please contact Electoral Services for more information on 01932 425650.
If you are a member of the British Armed Services, you can now choose whether to register as a service voter or as a civilian (ordinary elector);
More information on service personnel and an application form - service personnel
Living or working overseas
If you are a British Citizen living outside the United Kingdom, and you satisfy certain conditions, you may register as an overseas elector. This will enable you to vote at Parliamentary and European Parliamentary elections in the UK. You will be unable to vote at Local Elections.
More information on living or working overseas and an application form.
EU Citizens moving to UK
If you are a new resident having moved into the borough of Runnymede since January 2009, and are a European citizen, other than British or Commonwealth, please click the link below for an application to register.
Application to be registered (English language version)
This form is also available in selected european languages from the Electoral Commission's website. If your language is not listed below, try www.aboutmyvote.co.uk and select the 'languages' option from the top of the page, to see if any more have been added.
Please click on the appropriate link to open up a copy of the form:
- Annual Canvass
- Rolling registration
- Who can register?
- When will you add my name?
- Who has access to the electoral register?
Frequently asked questions
Answers to your frequently asked questions regarding registration are now available.
Please note you cannot actually apply on line, please print off the relevant form/s.