The Way We All Register To Vote Has Changed
Published: Thursday, 02 October 2014
The registration system changed in June 2014. The new system is called ‘Individual Electoral Registration’.
You can now register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
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.
How do I register under the new system?
- Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
- Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other
details. You’ll also need your national insurance number, which can be
found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as
payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits.
- Look out for a confirmation to say you’re registered.
To find out more go to www.gov.uk/yourvotematters