The Electoral Register


  • You can register to vote online:

Register to vote

  • Or by using the QR code below:

You will need to provide some personal information including your national insurance number and date of birth.  You can find your national insurance number on official paperwork such as payslips or letters about benefits or tax credits.  Providing this information makes the electoral register more secure.  Registering online only takes a couple of minutes.

  • Or request a paper Invitation to Register:

If you would prefer, we can arrange to send a paper application form to you.  Please call us on 0800 393 783.

If you have a learning disability, you can follow the step-by-step easy read guide on how to register to vote online.

Annual Canvass of Electors 2023

By law the Electoral Registration Officer is required to carry out an annual canvass of electors from 1st July to 30th November each year.

We will be getting in touch with every household to check that the electoral register is up to date, and to identify any residents who should be registered but are currently missing.

The Electoral Registration Officer will issue a form or letter to all households containing the names currently on the register at that address.  The communication will indicate if a response is required or not. Only respond if required to do so.

Annual canvass timetable

Canvass communication Response required Issue date / Start date
Canvass Communication A (CCA) Only for changes 10 July 2023
Canvass Communication B (CCB) Yes 24 July 2023
Canvass Form (if no response to CCB) Yes 25 August 2023
Doorstep visits (if no response to CF) Yes 19 September 2023

Canvass Communication A (CCA-S)

If the details shown on your Canvass Communication A are NOT up to date then all you have to do is send us the correct up to date details by any of the following methods:

Canvass Communication B (CCB-B-S or CCB-S) or Canvass Form (CF-B-S or CF-S)

If we have requested a response from your property (Canvass Communication B or Canvass Form) then all you have to do is to confirm this by any of the following methods:

  • By post – Canvass Form only: Complete the form and send it back to us
  • By email: to [email protected]

If we don’t receive a response, the law requires us to try and contact you by telephone or by calling at your house to collect the information. Please help us to avoid having to make a personal visit by responding to the Canvass Communication B or Canvass Form as soon as possible.

For further information on our annual canvass of electors please call us on 0800 393 783.

Scottish elections

The voting age for Scottish elections has been permanently lowered to 16. You just need to register first. It only takes a few minutes and you can do it online.

You’ll need to provide your date of birth and National Insurance number (you only need your National Insurance number if you are 16 or over), which you can find on official documents such as letters from HM Revenue and Customs. Otherwise, for help you can visit:

Don’t worry – if you are not yet 16 you will not need your National Insurance number to register.

Removing your details from the open register

If you would like your details removed from the open register you need to contact the Electoral Registration Officer. Contact details can be found here. Details on the open register can be found at the bottom of this page.

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