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.
Don't forget to apply to register to vote when you move house. You need to apply to re-register when you move address. If you are not on the electoral register, you could lose your right to vote.
How to register to vote
Go to the gov.uk website
Clock Applying usually takes around 5 minutes.
Paperclip To complete the application you will need: your National Insurance number; your passport if you are a British citizen living abroadApply 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: