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Register to vote

Register to vote

Changes in the voter registration system mean around one million people will be taken off the electoral register this year. Are you one of them?

You can’t vote in elections if you’re not registered to vote.

Next year there will be important local elections in Bradford. And soon we have a big choice to make about whether Britain should stay in the European Union, but if you don’t register, you won’t be able to have your say.

You can register to vote in just three minutes. You will need your National Insurance number, so make sure you have it ready. You can use this website on your smartphone.

Don’t forget that if you’re not registered to vote, you could be facing a fine of £80 and you might find it harder to get a credit card or a mobile phone contract. It may even be harder to get a passport!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE NOW!

Why are you running a voter registration campaign just after a General Election?

Around one million people who are currently on the electoral register will be knocked off this year. There are important local elections next year, and the European Referendum will take place soon. If people are not registered, they will not be able to vote.

How do you register to vote?

You can register in just three minutes by going to gov.uk/register-to-vote – you will need your National Insurance number.

How much does it cost to register to vote?

Registering to vote is free but if you fail to register to vote, you could face an £80 fine.

I know I was on the electoral register before. Does this mean I don’t have to register?

Not necessarily. The new system means around one million people who are currently registered will be knocked off. The only way to ensure you are registered to vote is to register again at gov.uk/register-to-vote

How old do you have to be to register to vote?

You can register to vote when you are:

• 16 years old in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

• 14 years old in Scotland

 

You can vote when you are:

• 18 years old in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

• 16 years old in Scotland

• For Westminister elections, voters must be 18