You must be on the electoral register in order to vote. Being registered to vote increases your chances of getting applications for credit or a mortgage accepted. Everyone is responsible for registering themselves. You will need your national insurance number to hand.
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If you are in the British forces or living overseas you can register to vote via a paper form. If you are a student you can visit the About My Vote website for information on how to register to vote.
If you would like to know more about the registers we keep or if you want to opt out of the open register, see the Electoral and Open Register page.