Register to vote in the Batley and Spen Parliamentary election

The closing date for applications to register to vote in the Batley and Spen Parliamentary Election is Tuesday 4 October 2016.

Confirm your voter registration details for 2016/17

From Monday 19 September 2016 we will send out reminders to all households who have not yet returned their household voter registration form.

If you haven't returned your form, please check it carefully and respond quickly to let us know if the information is correct or if anything needs to be changed.

There are a number of ways you can respond – online, text, telephone or post – explained in the leaflet enclosed with your form.

You must respond even if there are no changes to your form.

Please respond quickly. This saves money as we do not need to send you costly reminders.

Individual Electoral Registration (IER) means that every individual is personally responsible for being on the electoral register.

You must be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums. Being registered also improves your chances of being accepted for a loan, mobile phone contract or bank account.

When to register
  • If you are not registered already, or
  • you have recently moved house, or
  • you have recently changed your name
Why register
  • If your name is not on the register you will not be able to vote.
  • You might also be refused a loan, mobile phone contract or even be turned down for a bank account.
  • You can have a say in issues that affect you.
Who can register
  • If you are 16 or older (although you cannot vote until you are 18) and a British Citizen, or
  • you are Irish, qualifying Commonwealth, or European Union Citizen living in the UK.
  • you live abroad and have been registered as a UK elector during the last 15 years. In this case you register as an overseas elector and can't vote in local elections.

Students can register at both their term time address and their home address.

How to register to vote

Go to the gov.uk website

Clock Applying usually takes around 5 minutes.

Paperclip To complete the application you may need: your National Insurance number; your passport if you are a British citizen living abroad

Apply to register

After you've applied

Your name will be on the electoral register.

Check if you are registered to vote

You can Contact Electoral Services

You can also check the register at these locations: