The UK will be holding a general election on 12 December 2019 and the deadline to register to vote is fast approaching.
You need to register by 11:59pm on 26 November 2019. You can register online here it usually takes about 5 minutes.
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.
To vote in a general election you must:
- be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
- be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
- be resident at an address in the UK (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
- not be legally excluded from voting
You need to register again if you’ve changed address, name or nationality since you last registered or if you haven’t renewed your overseas registration.
You do not need to register separately for every election. If you have received a poll card at your address, then you are currently registered and can vote in the upcoming election stated on the poll card.