Register to Vote

Are You Registered to Vote?

Deadline for registering to vote in the General Election

Register by 11:59pm on 26 November to vote in the General Election on 12 December.

Who can register

You can register if you’re both:

  • aged 16 or over (or 14 or over in Scotland)
  • a UK citizen (or an Irish, EU or Commonwealth citizen with a permanent UK address)

You will not be able to vote until you are 18. If you live in Scotland, you can vote in Scottish Parliament and local elections when you’re 16.

Registering online

Register to get your name on the electoral register. You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums.

You only need to register once - not for every election.

https://www.registertovote.service.gov.uk/register-to-vote/country-of-residence

Are you already registered to vote?

You need to register again if you’ve changed address, name or nationality since you last registered or if you haven’t renewed your overseas registration.

You do not need to register separately for every election. If you have received a poll card at your address, then you are currently registered and can vote in the upcoming election stated on the poll card.