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How to register

You can register to vote online using the link below. You can also contact Electoral Services 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 (for example if you have moved address and need to register at your new address). 

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

For further information, please contact Electoral Services

Register to vote

Special arrangements for registering to vote

You can register to vote:

Check if you're registered

If you want to check if you are registered to vote you can contact us on either

  • Email Elections Nottingham City
    • 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.
  • Call 0115 876 4111.

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

Click to check which elections you’re eligible to vote in.

Changed Address?

There's no direct process to alter your address on the electoral register. Instead, you need to complete a registration for your new address. The fastest and most convenient way to do this is online.

During the registration, if you confirm that you have moved within the last 12 months and provide your previous address, you will automatically be removed from the electoral register at your old address.

Changed your name?

If you've recently changed your name, proof of the change is required to update your details on the electoral register. Please contact us to inform us of your name change, and we will guide you through the necessary steps to update your name on the electoral register.

Contact us

Electoral Services
Loxley House
Station Street

Tel: 0115 876 4111

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