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Registering to vote

Register To Vote Online !

 

If you haven't registered to vote, or you have changed your address, you can register to vote online.  Please have your National Insurance Number and your date of birth to hand when you register. The process only takes 5 minutes.

The Electoral Commission's Your Vote Matters website has further information about registering and voting.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

 


Why should I register ?

The information is required by law

  • If you are not on the register you cannot vote
  • Credit referencing agencies use the register when assessing credit worthiness.
  • People who are not on the register often experience difficulties opening bank accounts, getting credit, a loan or a mortgage
  • It gives you a say on important issues that affect you

 


When should I register ?

  • Each year during July-November the Electoral Registration Officer carries out an annual canvass, sending a Household Enquiry form to all properties within the Borough.  Please see the Annual Canvas page for more informationThe household enquiry form should be completed and sent back using one of the options detailed on the front of the form.  You are not automatically registered even if you pay council tax
  • If you move at any time throughout the year you can register for your new address

 


Who should register?

You are entitled to register if you are:

  • A UK resident and 16 or 17 years old and,
  • either a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union Citizen

 

You can only apply for registration at your current home.  You can apply at your temporary home if you currently have no other home.  There are exceptions (e.g. students).  If you have any questions regarding your residency, please contact us via one of the methods detailed on our welcome page.


Checking your entry on the voters roll ?

  • A new version of the register is published on the 1st December each year following the annual canvass.

  • Anyone can inspect the full version of the register at Dudley Council Plus, 259 Castle Street, Dudley, DY1 1LQ.  The centre is open on  weekdays during the hours of 8:30am-5:00pm and on Saturdays 9:00am-12 noon.

  • If your name is not on the register you can register online at www.gov.uk/registertovote or contact 01384 814740


Changed your name ?

If your name has changed since publication of the register on 1st December you will need to re-register your details, please visit  register to vote online you can either download a form or complete your application online, please have your National Insurance Number and your date of birth to hand when you register.

For further information, Please contact us: