How Do I Register
The way we register to vote has changed. A new system came into
effect on 10 June 2014. The new system is called Individual
Electoral Registration (IER).
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. You need to provide a few more details to
register including your national insurance number and date of
birth. You can now register online via the Gov.uk site. 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
complete the online form here to register to
- Look out for a letter between 22 to 25 July 2014
- Most people who are already registered to vote will be
registered automatically under the new system. They do not need to
do anything. The letter will tell you if your details are on
the open register or not. This information is gathered from what
you told us on your previous electoral registration form.
- 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 action to join the new
register. We are writing to people during July and
August to tell them whether they need to take action.
Please respond to the letter if you are asked to.
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 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 (see a
list of these countries)
- a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or
- a citizen of a Member State of the European Union - see a
list of these countries ( EU citizens cannot vote at UK
- 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 Edited version of the Register is available to view in all our Redbridge
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.