Check if you’re registered to vote and how to get proof, and find out how to register.
On 2 May 2019 there will be a local election in Leeds. The deadline to register to vote is 12 April.
To check if you're already registered to vote, please use our contact form.
If you need official confirmation that you are registered to vote for a mortgage, loan or credit agreement, or similar, we can send you an official letter. Please specify this when you contact us.
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If you do not register at all, this may affect your ability to get credit as well as meaning you will not be able to vote and you may be fined.
How to register
You can register to vote online or by post. Once you have registered, you will receive a letter of confirmation around the first working day of the next month.
To register to vote you must be aged 16 or over and one of the following:
- a British citizen
- an EU citizen resident in the UK
- a qualifying Commonwealth citizen* resident in the UK
* a qualifying Commonwealth citizen is someone who has leave to enter or remain in the UK, or does not require such leave.
You can register to vote online using the GOV.UK website. You will need to provide your national insurance number.
Register to vote onlineExternal link
Download, print off and complete the Register to vote application form and return it to:
Download the Register to vote application form from GOV.UKExternal link
Changing your details
If you need to change your personal details, for example to correct a spelling mistake or change your name, you need to re-register with the correct details through the
national registration site. You will need your national insurance number to hand.
Electoral and open registers
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.
Information we'll hold about you
We have a statutory obligation to retain certain information about you. To find out more detail about this please read our