Register to vote

Have your say: register to vote

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Elections provide you with an opportunity to determine who will represent you, making decisions that affect your day-to-day life including housing and education policy, environmental issues, and employment.

Following the extension to Article 50 granted on 10 April, the UK is making preparations to participate in the European Elections.  If these elections take place, they will be held on Thursday 23 May 2019. To have your say, make sure you are registered to vote by 7 May 2019.

How to register to vote

All British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth and EU citizens living in the UK aged 18 or over are entitled to vote in the European elections but must have registered to do so by 7 May 2019.

  • Visit the Register to vote website. You will need your date of birth, address, and National Insurance (NI) number.
  • To find your NI number you can call 0345 600 0643 or visit the Gov.UK website
  • If you think you are registered at an old address, you can update your details via the Register to vote website. 
  • If you’re a citizen of an EU country (other than the UK, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) resident in the UK, visit the Gov.UK Website to find out more about voting.