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Register to Vote

You can easily register to vote online. The Council holds two registers of voters - an open register and the full register.

Register to Vote

You can  Register to Vote on the website.

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, you can  find a lost national insurance number on the website.

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

You must be eligible to register. Please go to  Who can register to vote - Electoral Commission website for more information and to see if you are eligible.

Monthly updates to the register

Electoral services make monthly updates to the register up until our annual canvass that starts September.

The table below explains when we must receive your application and any other additional evidence that we ask for, for each monthly update.


Alteration notice

Last date for applications

Determination deadline

England and Wales: Tuesday 2 January 2018

Scotland: Wednesday 3 January 2018

England and Wales: Monday 11 December 2017

Scotland: Tuesday 12 December 2017

England and Wales: Tuesday 19 December 2017

Scotland: Wednesday 20 December 2017

Thursday 1 February 2018

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Thursday 18 January 2018

Thursday 1 March 2018

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Thursday 15 February 2018

England and Wales: Tuesday 3 April 2018

Scotland: Monday 2 April 2018

England and Wales: Monday 12 March 2018

Scotland: Friday 9 March 2018

England and Wales: Tuesday 20 March 2018

Scotland: Monday 19 March 2018

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Monday 9 April 2018


Tuesday 17 April 2018

Friday 1 June 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018

Friday 18 May 2018

Monday 2 July 2018

Friday 8 June 2018

Monday 18 June 2018

Wednesday 1 August 2018


Tuesday 10 July 2018


Wednesday 18 July 2018


Monday 3 September 2018

Friday 10 August 2018

Monday 20 August 2018


The Open and Electoral Register

There are two versions of the register. The open and the full electoral register.

The Electoral Register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote. This register is used for electoral purposes - such as making sure only eligible people can vote - and for other limited purposes specified in law. The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data-protection legislation.

The Open Register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data-protection legislation. When you register you will automatically be on this register unless you inform us that you wish to be taken off. Each individual must inform us themselves that they wish to be taken off of the open register. To change your opt out preference please contact electoral services on 01279 655261

Viewing the register

You can view the open register at either of our offices in Hertford or Stortford.

To view the full electoral register you will need to call electoral services on 01279 655261 to book an appointment at our Hertford office.

Please note this has to be viewed under supervision and only handwritten notes can be made at the time of viewing. Photocopying of the full register is not allowed.

The registers are subdivided by Polling District, and are then listed in street name order. It gives the names of all electors registered at each address.