The Council and democracy Register to vote

Why you should register

  • You must be on the electoral register to vote in all elections and referenda held in the United Kingdom, including local and parliamentary elections.
  • By law, you must register to vote or you could fined up to £80.
  • If you are not on the register you may find it harder to get a loan, mortgage, finance agreement, or even a mobile phone contract as the electoral register is used by credit reference agencies as part of their checks.
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