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. 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 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 you're registered.

Please complete the online form here to register to vote 


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 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  with this request.

More Information Required? 

  •  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 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 (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 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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