The Council and democracy Register to vote

If you want to vote, your name must be on the electoral register. If you changed your address or your name since you last voted, you must register again. Everyone eligible in your home must register.

You’ll need your National Insurance (NI) number. If you can't find it, you can find a lost national insurance number online or call the NI helpline on 0300 200 3502.

You can also apply by completing a paper application form.

When we've checked your application, we'll write to confirm your registration. Sometimes, we need to ask for more information. You can find out when your name will appear on the register.

The deadline to register to vote in an election is 12 working days before the election day. 

To check if you're registered to vote, send your full name and address by email to

If you need help

Contact the Electoral Services Unit if:

  • you're not sure if you can register to vote

  • you need help registering to vote

  • you need an application form.

If needed, the Electoral Services Unit can complete an application for you. Ask for their help by email at or call 0161 234 1212.

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