Register to vote

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.

Contact Electoral ServicesExternal link
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

By post

Download, print off and complete the Register to vote application form and return it to:

Electoral Services
Level 2
Town Hall
The Headrow

Download the Register to vote application form from GOV.UKExternal link

  • Click to expand Registering to vote at more than one address
  • Click to expand Registering to vote without a fixed address
  • Click to expand Anonymous registration
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  • Click to expand Learning disabilities and registering to vote

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 Privacy Notice.



Open register opt out form register opt out form.pdf37470pdf
Anonymous registration registration.pdf263453pdf
Electoral Registration Appropriate Policy Document Registration Appropriate Policy Document.pdf199854pdf
Electoral Registration Data Protection Policy Statement Registration Data Protection Policy Statement.pdf95335pdf
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