Register to vote
Deadline for registering to vote in the General Election
Register by 11:59pm on 26 November to vote in the General Election on 12 December. If you want to apply to vote by post, register before:
- 5pm on 26 November if you live in England, Scotland or Wales
- 5pm on 21 November if you live in Northern Ireland
If you’re going to be abroad on election day, you can apply to vote by proxy after you’ve registered. It takes time to vote by post from overseas.
Who can register – You can register if you’re both:
- aged 16 or over (or 14 or over in Scotland)
- a UK citizen (or an Irish, EU or Commonwealth citizen with a permanent UK address)
You will not be able to vote until you are 18. If you live in Scotland, you can vote in Scottish Parliament and local elections when you’re 16.
Register to get your name on the electoral register. You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums.
You only need to register once – not for every election.
What you need to know
You’ll be asked for your National Insurance number (but you can still register if you do not have one).
After you’ve registered, your name and address will appear on the electoral register. Contact your local Electoral Registration Office to find out if you’re already registered to vote.
Source: Gov UK