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.
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 which elections you can vote in on the Electoral Commission website.
To register we'll need to confirm your identity. The easiest and quickest way to do this is to provide your national insurance number and date of birth.
You may be able to register anonymously if you are concerned about your name and address appearing on the electoral register because you think that it could affect your safety, or the safety of someone in the same household as you.
You will need to:
- Explain why your safety (or the safety of someone in the same household as you) would be at risk if your name and address appeared on the electoral register
- Provide a court document or an attestation from an authorised person to support your application
How registering anonymously works
If you are registered anonymously, your name and address will not appear on the electoral register and you will not be included on any registration forms sent to your address. Your electoral registration office will contact you separately. You will still be able to vote.
How to register to vote
- Fill in the anonymous registration form below
- Make sure you sign the declaration
- Provide evidence to support your application (More info P4-5 of the form)
- Return your completed form and the relevant evidence to your electoral registration office. You can find their address from the Electoral Commission.
Problems with the form?
Contact the electoral registration office on 01925 442184 if you need help completing or understanding this form or if you need this form in large print or easy to read format. You can find their address from the Electoral Commission.
Postal or proxy voting
If you have moved, you'll need to re-register to vote.
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:& email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The electoral register can also be viewed at Warrington Library.