The electoral register is a list of the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote. If you are not on the register, you cannot vote.
If you are already registered then you do not need to do anything further.
If you are not registered then the quickest and easiest way to register (if you are eligible) is to register online. The deadline to register for the 6th May elections is Monday 19th April 2021. You can also apply for a postal vote when registering online.
It only takes a few minutes – you will need your National Insurance Number and date of birth. If you cannot find your NI number please get in touch with HMRC.
Once you have registered, your details will be compared to the Department of Work and Pension (DWP) records to confirm your details are correct. If your details match, and you apply no later than 19th April 2021, then a poll card will be sent to you.
If your details don't match then your local council will contact you to explain what you need to do.
If you are unable to print off a copy of the forms using the links above, or need any help registering, please contact your election office.