If you want to register to vote in England, Scotland or Wales, you can register online any time.
Who can register to vote?
- In England and Wales you can register to vote if you are 17 years old (and in some cases if you are 16). However, you can only vote when you become 18. In Scotland you can register to vote if you are 15 years old (and in some cases if you are 14). You can vote in local elections and elections to the Scottish Parliament when you are 16 and elections to the UK and European Parliaments when you are 18.
- British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizens. This means Commonwealth citizens who have leave to remain in the UK or do not require such leave.
- Citizens of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union (EU) member states.
Am I registered to vote?
If you would like to find out if you are registered you will need to contact your Electoral Registration Officer. You can find their details by entering your postcode on About my vote.