In 2014 the outdated 'household registration' system was replaced to give each individual control over their own registration - the new system is called Individual Electoral Registration (IER). You can now register to vote online in as little as three minutes. All you need is your name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number.

Voting is our democratic right and we want to make sure that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to vote. The new register will be more accurate and it can verify that everyone on the register is who they say they are. This will ensure that there is greater trust in the legitimacy and fairness of our elections.

Not already registered to vote?

Register to vote (England and Wales)

Changed your name?

Either register again or print and return the IER Change of Name form together with your evidence.

More about voter registration

The electoral register (including information on fines)

Individual Electoral Registration (background and how information is used)

Electoral enquiries

Page last updated 07/09/2017