Household registration Forms
We are in the process of preparing the new register which
will be published on Tuesday 1 December 2015.
As part of this process, we are sending out Household
Registration Forms to residential addresses in the borough during
the week commencing 27 July 2015.
Please respond as soon as possible once you receive the form. If
there are no changes to the information on the form you can respond
by phone or text. If you need to make changes, such as amend
details and remove or add names please follow the instructions on
the form and make these changes online or by post .
Where new people are added to the Household Registration Form we
will then send out an Individual Electoral Registration Form for
new residents to provide their Date of Birth and National Insurance
number as this is the new requirement for registering, known as
Individual Electoral Registration (IER). More information on IER
can be found further down the page and on the Government’s website
How Do I Register?
can register online on the Gov.uk for future elections.
For more information on Individual Electoral Registration
please go to the
Your Vote Matters website.
How is the new system different?
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).
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.
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.
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.