Register to vote
The way you register to vote has changed over the past few years. You must now register yourself individually, which you can do online:
You need to provide your national insurance number and date of birth.
Who can register to vote
You can register if:
- you are 16+ years old (however you can't vote until you are 18)
- you live in the UK (there are some exceptions for people living abroad)
- you are a British or Irish citizen, a Commonwealth citizen or citizen of a European Union member state
Find out more about who can vote on the Electoral Commission website, including a full list of qualifying EU countries, Commonwealth countries, British Overseas Territories and British Crown Dependencies [pdf].
Postal or proxy voting
You need to be registered to vote to be able to use a postal or proxy vote.
If you have moved, you'll need to re-register to vote.
If you live overseas you can apply to register as an overseas elector.
The two versions of the electoral register
- The full register has the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote. Anyone can look at it by making an appointment at the Town Hall but it is only supplied for certain purposes such as law enforcement. Credit reference agencies are allowed to use this version but only to verify your details.
- The open register is available for general sale and can be used for any purpose. You can choose not to appear on this version by indicating when you register or by emailing us: firstname.lastname@example.org. This will not affect your voting rights or credit status.
To check if you are registered or to make an appointment to view the current electoral register please email us: email@example.com. The electoral register can also be viewed at Warrington Library.