Register to vote

You can only vote in elections if your name is on the register of electors.

If you have not registered to vote, for example you have moved recently or have just turned 18, you will need to register your details online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register.

It only takes five minutes and you'll need your National Insurance (NI) number and date of birth to hand. If you don't know your NI number it may be on payslips, student loan forms or letters about tax, pensions and benefits.

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How can I tell if I am registered to vote ?

The majority of residents in the district who are eligible to vote are already registered. Some ways you can tell you are registered to vote include:

  • You voted/received a poll card for the recent PCC elections or EU Referendum and your circumstances (address etc) have not changed since.
  • You recently received a letter from us about your individual electoral registration.
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Why would I not be registered?

You might not be registered to vote if you've moved recently or have just turned 18 years of age.

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How to register to vote

If you are not registered, you will need to register your details online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register - it only takes five minutes and you'll need your National Insurance (NI) number and date of birth to hand. If you don't know your NI number it may be on payslips, student loan forms or letters about tax, pensions and benefits.

If you know someone who needs to register but who hasn't got access to the internet, they can call our elections team on 01543 308125 (lines open 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday).

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What is IER?

Due to recent changes, all voters need to register individually, rather than as a household. Find out more about Individual Electoral Registration.

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Can I vote by post or proxy? 

If you can't make it to the polling station on election day, you can either register to vote by post or ask someone to vote on your behalf, via a proxy vote. The deadline to register for a postal or proxy vote in time for the EU referendum has now passed.

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The electoral register

The electoral register or electoral roll is a record of everyone who is registered to vote in an election. Your name must be on the electoral register if you want to vote. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register to vote.

The Electoral Registration Officer makes and keeps two versions of the electoral register. The full electoral register lists everyone who is entitled to vote. The open register can be bought by anyone who asks for a copy and they may use it for any purpose. You can opt of your details appearing on the open register. Find out more.

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Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact our elections team on 01543 308125 or email elections@lichfielddc.gov.uk

You can also write to our team at: Elections Team, Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs WS13 6YU.


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