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Individual Electoral Registration

Registering to Vote

How do I register?

If you are registering to vote for the first time, you will need to provide your name, national insurance number and date of birth. Once your details have been checked, you will be added to the register. 

You can only register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  Fill in your name, address, date of birth, and your National Insurance number along with a few other details (you can find your NI number on payslips, NI card etc).

Registering is easy and will only take approximately 5 minutes. 

 

IER Update from the Cabinet Office regarding Individual Electoral Registration


Why register?

If you are not on the register you can't vote and won't have a say in how the country is run.

Being on the register is proof of your identity and is often used by credit reference agencies and mortgage companies. These companies check the register when people apply for credit, in order to counteract fraud.

Not only will you not be able to have a say at future elections but if you don't respond to requests for information from us, you could be at risk of getting fined.


Who is affected?

Under Individual Electoral Registration, everyone in the household who is eligible to vote is responsible for registering themselves.

In Daventry District, there are around 61,000 people registered to vote and the majority were automatically transferred onto the new register in summer 2014. People were informed by letter if their name had been transferred and were also told what to do if their name hadn’t been transferred for a number of reasons. People who did not automatically transfer may have included people registering for the first time, students and people in care or residential homes.


Are you registered?

Unless you are registered under the new individual system you may not be able to vote in future elections. If you are not sure whether you are registered under the new system, please contact our helpline on 01327 871100 or email us at electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk

Register to vote
If you’re not sure whether you are registered under the new system, contact the District Council.