You can register to vote in the UK if you are: resident (usually live) in the UK and aged 16 or over (but you will not be able to vote until you are 18) You must also be either: a British, Irish or European Union citizen or a Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require such leave Registering You will need to: fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details provide your National Insurance number (if you have one), which can be found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits If you don't have a National Insurance number you can still apply, but may be contacted later for further documentation. Look out for a confirmation letter to say you are registered. Council Tax Registering to vote does not automatically register you for Council Tax. The electoral and Council Tax records are separate. The information included on each is different and they are compiled separately. When you register for Council Tax you are not automatically registered to vote. Find out more about Council Tax. Change your details on the electoral register You can change your details if you have a change of address, nationality or name. Change of address or change of nationality If you have moved address or you have changed nationality, you will need to complete a new application to register to vote to update your details on the electoral register. Change of name If you have changed your name, for example, through marriage or deed poll, you can either complete a new application to register to vote or email email@example.com for a change of name form to complete. Living abroad If you are a British citizen living abroad you can register to vote in UK parliamentary elections. If you are working for the British government, British Council or British armed forces overseas you can register to vote in all UK elections. Contact electoral services No fixed address If you are living in temporary accommodation, or are homeless, or you are in prison on remand or living at a mental health institution, you can register using a Declaration of Local Connection form. Contact electoral services Contact us If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote or you need any help or guidance, contact electoral services by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01372 474474. Your personal information For information on how we use your data, read our privacy notice. For information on who has access to the full and open registers see electoral register.