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http://www.eastherts.gov.uk/article/29715/Register-to-Vote---Individual-Electoral-Registration Last modified December 1, 2016 16:54

Register to Vote - Individual Electoral Registration

On 10 June 2014 the government introduced a new system for registering to vote. This is called Individual Electoral Registration (IER).

How do I register to vote?

Register online at Gov UK - Register to Vote

You will need your National Insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips or letters about benefits of tax credits. 

NB: If you can't find your national insurance number, please visit GOV.UK - Lost National Insurance Number.

If you do not have access to the internet please call 01279 655261 for a paper Individual Electoral Registration application form.

Deadline for Registration

The Register of Electors is updated throughout the year. Your completed Individual Registration Application must be received by the stated deadline to be included in the next monthly update.

As part of the new system for registration, your details are sent to the Department of Work and Pensions for verification.  If the Department of Work and Pensions are unable to verify your identity, we will contact you to ask for evidence of identity or an attestation. We must receive this requested evidence/attestation  by the stated determination deadline or your details will not be included in the next update to the register.

Electoral Register monthly notice of alteration publication dates

Alteration Notice

Last date for applications

Determination Deadline

England and Wales;England and Wales:England and Wales:

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Monday 12 December 2016

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Wednesday 1 February 2017 

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Monday 3 April 2017

Friday 10 March 2017

Monday 20 March 2017

Tuesday 2 May 2017 - only where

there are no elections on 4 May 2017

Thursday 6 April 2017Tuesday 18 April 2017
Thursday 1 June 2017Wednesday 10 May 2017 Thursday 18 May 2017
Monday 3 July 2017Friday 9 June 2017Monday 19 June 2017
Tuesday 1 August 2017Monday 10 July 2017Tuesday 18 July 2017
Friday 1 September 2017Thursday 10 August 2017Friday 18 August 2017


How is the new system different?

You can now register online at Gov UK - Register to Vote.

Everyone is responsible for registering themselves. Under the old system the 'head of every household' could register everyone who lived at their address.

You need to provide a few more details to register - including your national insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure.

Find out more about:

Further questions about Register to Vote - Individual Electoral Registration

e: electors@eastherts.gov.uk

t: 01279 655261

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