Voting and electoral registration

The open register

The open register is an extract of the electoral register but is not used for elections. Further details about the open register including how to opt out.

Voting and electoral registration

In order to vote your name must be included on the electoral register or 'register of electors'.

The electoral register is not available to be viewed online.

The way we all register to vote has changed

The registration system changed in June 2014. The new system is called 'individual electoral registration'.

What you need to do right now..

We have just written to every household in Cheshire East (mid-February 2015) and are asking residents to check the details in their letter about who is registered to vote at their address. The letter lists everyone who IS registered to vote at that address. If you are NOT on that list then you are NOT currently registered to vote.

If you want to be a voter then you MUST register to vote  you will need to supply your national insurance number and date of birth.

If there are other changes to make, such as someone has moved out you must put this in writing to the address on the letter or in an email to 

If you have a disability and require help or assistance please contact the Election helpline 0300 123 5016.

If need to change a spelling or request a paper form to call 0300 123 5016

How is the new electoral registration system different?

  • You can now register online
  • Everyone is responsible for registering themselves. Under the old system the 'head of every household' could register everyone who lived at their address.
  • You need to provide a few more details to register - including your national insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure

Can anyone register to vote?

You have to be:

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