How Do I Register  Ballot Box 2012

The way we register to vote has changed. A new system came into effect on 10 June 2014 across the whole country. The new system is called Individual Electoral Registration (IER). For more information on this please go to the Your Vote Matters 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'.

Everyone will now be responsible for registering themselves. More details will be required such as your national insurance number and date of birth. 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.

Please complete the online form here to register to vote (gov.uk website)

Already Registered?

  • Look out for a letter between 22 to 25 July 2014
  • Most people who are already registered to vote will be registered automatically on the electoral register under the new system. They do not need to do anything else this year, except tell us if they wish to be removed / or added to the open register. 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 electoral.services@redbridge.gov.uk  with this request.

More Information Required? 

  • 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 will be sent  in August.

Please respond as requested.

To find out more go to the Your Vote Matters website

Rolling Registration

If you move house or your details have changed, you can update your registration online by completing a new voter registration form. 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 required.

 

Viewing the Electoral Register

If you wish to view the Full Register it is available at the Electoral Registration Office, at Queen Victoria House (map directions here).

The Edited version of the 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 and returning our Redbridge Voter Registration form, which can be found in the Do it online box. Make sure you look at the current Electoral register information on this page as well.

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