Household Enquiry Form

If you have received your household enquiry form, you will need to confirm the details of eligible voters at your address:

You will need to enter your security codes contained in your letter and your postcode to complete this form.

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.

When to register
  • If you are not registered already, or
  • you have recently moved house, or
  • you have recently changed your name
Why register
  • The law says that you need to be on the electoral register
  • Being on the register means that you have a choice about whether you wish to vote or not. You can't vote on Polling Day if you aren't on the register
  • Even if someone does not have the capacity to understand the voting process, they still need to be on the register.
  • Since 2014 everyone who applies to go on the electoral register has to provide their National Insurance number and date of birth.
  • The information is then sent to the Department for Work and Pensions to check that it matches their records.
  • There are two versions of the electoral register: the electoral register and the open register. Everyone who can vote appears on the electoral register.
  • When you apply to be on the electoral register you can choose whether you wish to be on the open register or not.
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 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 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: