You must register to vote:
- To vote in an election - you must register 12 working days before an election. (You only need to register once unless you change address. See below)
- To get a mortgage or credit
- You have a legal obligation to register
The registration system changed in June 2014
The system is called 'individual electoral registration'.
Who can register to vote
You can register to vote when you’re 16 years old in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (and vote when you’re 18):
How do I register under the new system?
- You register on the GOV.UK website
- Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You'll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits. Alternatively visit find a lost national insurance number (GOV.UK)
- Look out for a confirmation to say you're registered
How often do I need to register?
You only need to register again when you change address. Every year we send out a household enquiry form asking you to confirm your details. This is to confirm who is resident at every property in the Hinckley & Bosworth area. Any new residents added to the household enquiry form will then be sent an invitation to register form to complete to go onto the register.
How to change your name
You will need to change your name on the electoral register. Please contact us and we will send you a change of name form to complete, which you will need to return with a copy of your marriage certificate or deed poll.
What happens next?
Find out what happens after you have registered and when you will appear on the electoral register: what happens after you have registered to vote?
Not sure whether you have registered?
Please contact us.