New Voter Registration System
A new voter registration system came into effect on 10 June
2014 across the whole country. The new system is called Individual
Electoral Registration (IER). More information on IER
can be found on this page and on Government’s Electoral
Registration web pages
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
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
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
you can view a full list of countries whose citizens are
eligible to vote
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.