Each year in Autumn, we prepare the next Register of Electors by canvassing all households in the District. The new Register is published on the first working day in December and is valid from the 1st December of that year to November 30th of the next.
We are also responsible for processing the applications of residents who have moved house during the term of the Register, under the rolling register procedures. The rolling register procedures allow us to:
- Add new electors;
- Remove those who have left; and
- Make amendments to elector's details, for example a change of surname after marriage.
Voter Registration Form - doc
We update the register on a monthly basis. When we receive your form, we will process it and your name will be added on the first day of the following month. You will receive a letter from us confirming that your name has been added.
To include your name is on the Register of Electors all you have to do is print and fill in the form above and send it back to Electoral Registration. Put the names of everyone over 16 living in the house on the form. Make sure that everyone signs the form alongside their name before sending it back to us. We will include everyone who has signed the form on our monthly list of amendments.
Any elector can object to your names being added to the register. If this happens we will write to you. Normally, we will change your details within 7 weeks of receiving your form. We will write to tell you when your application is allowed.
There are special rules about names being added to the voters list during an election period. Because of these you may not be able to vote at that election if you are added during this time.
Remember - do not assume you are on the Electoral Register just because you pay your Council Tax.
You can enquire about this service online