How do I #RegisterToVote?
If you want to vote in elections and referendums, you must be registered to vote.
You only need to register once – you do not need to register separately for every election, but you must register again if you’ve changed address, name or nationality.What you’ll need:
- Your basic details (name, address, date of birth)
- Your national insurance number
- An internet connection, and five minutes of your time
I don’t know my National Insurance Number:
You can usually find this on documents you submit to employers or universities, it might be on your payslip from work, it’s 9 digits long and starts with two letters, followed by six numbers and one letter e.g. AB123456C. Otherwise, you can request a letter reminding you via the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number
What happens after I register to vote?
Wondering what happens after you’ve registered to vote?🤔
— Your Vote Matters (@YourVote_UK) October 24, 2018
How come I can register to vote at 15 in Scotland?
This is because in Scottish Local Elections you are able to vote when you are 16, in General Elections however Scottish people have to wait until they are 18. In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland you can only vote in elections of all types when you are 18.
Can EU Citizens vote in General Elections?
Can I register to vote at two addresses?
Yes, if you live between two addresses (i.e. because your parents are separated, or you go to university away from the family home), you can register to vote at both addresses.
What is the open register?
It is up to you if you’d like to not have your details on the open register, the open register is like a publicly available copy of the electoral register, which can be used by companies and charities to confirm your address.
What is a postal vote?
Voting by post is a way of voting that you can use if you are unable to get to the polling station. So, this method of voting means that you can cast your vote in your home constituency while living away at university.
If you think you’ll be away on election day, do opt in for a postal vote. If you’re not sure, you’ll usually have time to request one later if you don’t at this stage.
Can I register to vote anonymously?
If being on the electoral register will put you at risk, you can register to vote anonymously, we have more info here: www.votingcounts.org.uk/anonymous-voter-registration