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Registering to vote

Last Modified February 16, 2024

It is a legal requirement to be on the electoral register. The law makes it compulsory to provide information to an electoral registration officer for inclusion in the full register. The details we are likely to require are; your name, address, national insurance number, nationality and age.

The full register is published once a year and is updated every month. It is used by electoral registration officers and returning officers for purposes related to elections and referendums. Although it is a legal requirement to be on the register, it is not a legal requirement to vote, that is your statutory right to choose to vote or not. The register is also used by local authorities and government departments to aid in duties relating to security, law enforcement and crime prevention.


Currently not registered? Or need to update your registration?

You can use the online registration service to;

  • Register for the electoral register,
  • Update your name, address or nationality or
  • Opt in or out of the open register


Who can register?

You must be aged 16 or over to register.

You must also be one of the following:

  • All British, Commonwealth, Irish and other European Union citizens.
  • Crown servants employed outside the United Kingdom.
  • Members of HM Forces and their spouses.
  • European citizens are allowed to vote in European and local elections only.
  • Overseas electors. (Please view our Overseas Electors page to view more information)
  • Overseas electors are allowed to vote in Parliamentary and European elections only.


You can vote when you are 18 or over.

You can check which elections you are eligible to vote in.


Deadlines for electoral registration

If your application is submitted or altered after the application deadline, your registration will be published on the following months publication date.

 Application deadlinepublication date 
8 February 2024 1 March 2024
11 March 2024 2 April 2024
9 April 2024 1 May 2024
10 May 2024 3 June 2024
7 June 2024 1 July 2024
10 July 2024 1 August 2024
9 August 2024 2 September 2024
9 September 2024 1 October 2024
10 October 2024 1 November 2024


For further assistance please email elections@hertsmere.gov.uk or call 02082077481.

Related Documents

  1. Overseas Electors

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