How to register 

You can register to vote online using the link below. You can also phone us on 0115 876 4111 if you would like help registering.

Register to vote online

Completing this service should take around 5 minutes.

To complete this service you will need.

  • Your personal details, name, address and date of birth
  • National Insurance number (if you have one)
  • You may also need your passport if you're living abroad

Use this link to apply for the electoral register or to update your details. 

You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums.

For further information, please contact Electoral Services on 0115 876 4111 or email us at

Register to vote

Benefits of registering

- Being on the register is good for your credit rating.

- You can vote in elections and referendums you are eligible for, including Local Elections, Referendums and Parliamentary Elections.

- The electoral register is used to call people for jury service. Studies show that fewer young people and people from ethnic minorities register to vote. The result is that they are under-represented in the legal system.

Please note that being registered for Council Tax does not automatically put you on the register.

Eligibility to register

To be eligible for inclusion on the Register of Electors you must be:

  • Over 18, or reach the age of 18 during the period in which the register is in force. (Eligible from aged 16 but will not appear on the Electoral Register until aged 18)
  • A British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union Citizen, or citizen of a British Overseas Territory or British Crown Dependency
  • Resident at the property you wish to register at on the date you apply

View the eligibility criteria for more details of who is eligible to vote.

Check if you're registered

If you want to check if you are registered to vote you can contact us on either or 0115 876 4111. If emailing us to check if you are registered to vote please ensure you include your full name, date of birth and address in the email.

Registering anonymously

If you are concerned about your name appearing on the Electoral Register and think this could affect your personal safety, then you may be able to register anonymously.  Click here for information on Special Arrangements for Registering to vote.

Or you can contact Electoral Services on 0115 876 4111 for further information. 

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Contact Us

Electoral Services 
Loxley House Station 
Street Nottingham 
NG2 3NG 

Tel: 0115 876 4111

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