How Do I Register?
You need to register in order to be able to vote in the 2015 UK
Parliamentary General Election. A new voter
registration system came into effect on 10 June 2014 across
the whole country. The new system is called Individual Electoral
For more information on Individual Electoral Registration
please go to the
Your Vote Matters website.
Register to vote by post for free
If you can’t register online, we’ve set up a freepost address to
make it even easier for you to send your completed voter
registration form by post. Just return your form to the
address below, no stamp is necessary.
Service Number RTRS-EYGC-HUXK
Register to Vote
London Borough of Redbridge
PO Box 2
Ilford, IG1 1DD.
Register to vote online
the online form here to register to vote (gov.uk website).
How is the new system different?
Under the old system the 'head of household' could register
everyone who lived at the address on the Voter Registration form
for that address. It included information about the Edited
Register, which has been on the voter registration forms since
2002. This has not changed but has been renamed - it is now known
as the 'Open Register'.
Under the new system everyone is responsible for
registering themselves. You will need your national
insurance number, date of birth and address to register. You can
now register online via the Gov.uk website. A
letter will be sent to acknowledge that we have your registration
and if there are no queries a confirmation letter will be sent out
to say you're registered.
The registration deadline for 2015
UK Parliamentary General Election is Monday 20 April
Most people who are already registered to vote will be
registered automatically on the electoral register under the
new system. You do not need to do anything at this time,
except tell us if you wish to be removed / or added to the
Your letter will tell you if your details are on the open
register or not and this information was gathered from what
you told us on your previous voter registration form. The open
register is not used for elections but can be used by businesses
and charities to confirm name and address details. More information
on this will be in the letter sent .
If you wish to make a change to your details on the open
register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with this request.
Some people will need to take further action to join the
new register. An application form or request as to who is
living at an address was sent in August / September
2014. The new register was published on 1 December 2014. However,
it is not too late to register and you can still do so online
on the government website.
To find out more go to the Your Vote Matters
If you move house or your details have changed, you can update
your registration online . We will send you confirmation when your
details are registered. The electoral register is updated
monthly and a new revised register published on 1 December.
Please see the dates we are accepting this form. If you
have any queries you can ring Electoral Services for advice.
Who can register to vote?
You can register to vote if you are:
- a British Citizen
- a Commonwealth Citizen
- a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or
- a citizen of a Member State of the European Union - ( EU
citizens cannot vote at UK Parliamentary elections)
- you are or will reach the age of 18 during the life of the
Register - a new Register is published each year.
- your date of birth and national insurance number is
Viewing the Electoral Register
If you wish to view the Full Register it is available at
Electoral Registration Office, at Queen Victoria House (map
The Open Register is available to view in
all our Redbridge Libraries.
If you believe your name is missing from the Electoral register,
it is not too late, you can still add your name by completing the
online form. Make sure you look at the current Electoral register
information on this page as well.