Register to Vote
- Everyone who is eligible is responsible for registering themselves to vote.
- You only need to register to vote once, unless you have changed your address, name or nationality.
- You do not need to re-register each time an election or referendum is held.
When registering you need to provide your name, date of birth and national insurance number (which you can find on wage slips, National Insurance Cards or Letters, etc).
Once your details are checked, you will be added to the electoral register in the next monthly update and notified by letter or email.
Who can register?
To register to vote, you must be:
- aged 16 years or over
- a UK or Irish citizen
- a qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in the UK
- an EU citizen living in the UK
How do I register?
Registering is simple and can be done online at www.gov.uk/registertovote.
Alternatively paper forms are available in our One Stop Shop, The Corby Cube or upon request.
We may also act on local information or a response made to a Canvass form and send you a personalized registration form in the post or by email.
You may need to contact Electoral Services to find out how to register to vote, if you meet any of the following special circumstances:
- British Citizen living overseas
- In the Armed Forces
- Have no fixed address
- Need to register to vote anonymously
Why should I register?
Not being on the electoral register, means you can’t vote and won’t have a say in important issues that could affect you.
Being on the register can also aid with proof of identity and having a positive credit score, as it is often used by credit reference agencies and mortgage companies. These companies check the register when people apply for credit, in order to counteract fraud.
Not only will you not be able to have a say at future elections, but if you don’t respond to requests for information from us, you could be at risk of getting fined.
Please contact Electoral Services on (01536) 46 40 12 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.