Individual Electoral Registration
Watch out for the Register of Electors 2017 Household Enquiry Form which should be arriving through your letterbox shortly.
The form tells you who is currently registered at your address. This is not a registration form but you do need to respond to the form, even if there are no changes to the details (your form will tell you how). The information you provide will enable us to send a separate individual form to all the people in your household who are eligible and need to register.
Individual Electoral Registration - How do I register?
- Fill in your name, address, date of birth and other details.
- You will need your National Insurance Number. You can find this on your National Insurance card, or official paperwork such as a payslip or letters about benefits.
- You will receive confirmation from the Council to say you are registered to vote.
About the Register
The Register is published in two versions, the full register and the open register. It remains a legal requirement that everyone over the age of 18 appears on the full version. You are, however, allowed to opt out of the open register.
The Register of Electors is only available to view at the Council offices by appointment.
The full register may only be used for election purposes, by credit reference agencies and the police and each organisation must adhere to strict data protection legislation. This Register can also be inspected on a personal basis by anyone requesting to do so at the Council Offices.
The open register is available to anyone and copies can be purchased from the Council. When registering, everyone is given the opportunity to opt out of the open version. In this way your details will be kept private and not be made available for general sales. To do this you simply tick the relevant box on the registration form.
Why should you register to vote
- If your name is not on the register you will not be able to vote
- So that you can have a say in issues that affect you
- If you are not on the register you might be refused a loan, mobile phone contract or even be turned down for a bank account
How to check that your name is on the register
You can check at any time of the year by contacting our Electoral Services, Queen's Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, S80 2AH
Tel (01909) 533252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can apply to vote
- Someone 16 or older (although you cannot vote until you are 18) and a British Citizen, or
- An Irish, qualifying Commonwealth, or European Union Citizen living in the UK
- Students can register at both their term time address and their home address
Do you need to apply?
Register now if:
- You are not registered already, or
- You have recently moved house or changed your name, or
- We have told you that your electoral details do not match other records
The Electoral Commission is an independent body that was set up by the UK Parliament.
Its mission is to foster public confidence and participation in the democratic process, by promoting integrity, involvement and effectiveness.
The Electoral Commission’s responsibilities include registering and regulating political parties, reviewing electoral law and procedures promoting public awareness of our electoral systems and advising those involved on the conduct of elections and referendums.
For more information visit the Electoral Commission website.