Voting and electoral registration
If you are not registered to vote, you could miss out on being able to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election on May 5.
There will also be a national referendum on June 23, on whether or not the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union.
Polling cards for the police and Crime Commissioner election were posted to adult residents at the end of March 2016. If you have not received your polling card contact the Council to ensure you are registered to vote.
Or you can register to vote via the government’s Gov.UK website at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
The closing date for the receipt of applications to register your vote for the PCC election is Monday, April 18.
Registering to vote
The electoral register
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.
What you need to register 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 you have changed your name please register online
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a disability and require help or assistance please contact the Election helpline on 0300 123 5016.
If you need to change a spelling or request a paper form, call 0300 123 5016.
Individual electoral registration
- You can now register online
- Everyone is responsible for registering themselves. (Before June 2014 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:
Your personal data
We will only use the information you give us for electoral purposes. We will look after personal information securely and we will follow the Data Protection Act 1998.
We will not give personal information about you and the other people in your household to anyone else or another organisation unless we have to by law.