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
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.
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