Register to vote

Register of Electors 2018

  • ​The Register of Electors 2018 was published on 1 December 2017, and is valid until 30 November 2018
  • To vote in elections in the district, you must be registered. You should register if you move house or change other details such as your name
  • Registering is quick and easy and can be done online. If you need any help, you can contact us on 01924 305023

​Before you start

You will need:

  • Your national insurance number (if you have one)
  • Your date of birth

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This button will take you to gov.uk to register to vote. 

​Why you should 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

Who can register?

  • Anyone aged 16 or over (but you cannot vote until you are 18)
  • British or qualifying Commonwealth citizens. This means Commonwealth citizens who have leave to remain in the UK or do not need such leave
  • Citizens of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union (EU) member states​​

Further information

Further information about registering to vote can be found at ‘your vote matters’.  If you believe that you may be at risk if your details appear on the electoral register you may be able to register anonymously.

Anonymous registration

Anonymous registration was set up to help individuals whose safety would be at risk (or where the safety of other people at the same address as them would be at risk) if their name or address was listed on the electoral register – for example a person who has fled domestic abuse.   

To register anonymously complete an application form and return to the Electoral Services Office.

Contact us

Electoral Services Office

County Hall
Wakefield
WF1 2QW

01924 305023