The electoral roll (also called an electoral register or poll book) is a list of persons who are eligible to vote in a particular electoral district and who are registered to vote, if required in a particular jurisdiction.
An electoral roll has a number of functions, especially to streamline voting on election day.
However, the register is only published once a year.
The full register lists everyone who is entitled to vote in elections.
You can register to vote online, alternatively print, complete and return a register to vote paper form.
Everyone is responsible for registering themselves and by law you must register to vote or you could be fined. Contact us if you need to check whether your name is already on the electoral register – it can take up to 5 working days (from receiving your application) for your details to be registered.
The electoral register is a list of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections and has details of your name, address and date of birth.
Electoral rolls, under various names, are used in, for example, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, but not all jurisdictions require voter registration as a prerequisite for voting, such as in the State of North Dakota in the United States.
Most jurisdictions close updating of electoral rolls some period, commonly 14 or 28 days, before an election, but some American jurisdictions allow registration at the same time as attending a polling station to vote, and Australia closes the rolls 7 days after an election is called, rather than with reference to election day.
Once you have moved, visit https://uk/register-to-vote and make sure you have your national insurance number to hand.
You will need to fill in a few details about your name, address, date-of-birth and nationality, but it should not take long.