Register to vote

Register of Electors 2024

The Register of Electors 2024 will be published on 1 December 2023. This register is in force until 30 November 2023.

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 at

If you need any help, you can contact electoral services on 01924 305023.

Register to Vote - Before you start

You will need:

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

Electoral Services and Credit Reference Agencies

Section 114 of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002.

This law allows legally registered credit reference agencies to buy a copy of the full register each year when published. They may also request and purchase monthly register updates.

More information about this is available on the register of electors page.

The Electoral Services office is not responsible for updating credit agency records. It can often take 6-8 weeks for credit records to be updated.

If a credit agency tells you that you are not registered to vote, please contact our office.

Telephone: 01924 305023


We cannot contact credit agencies directly about an individual's registration.

We can supply you with email or written confirmation of registration. This may be accepted by a credit reference agency to help resolve any queries.

This can be requested by email to

Please provide the individual's full name and address in the email

Why you should register

  • 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, a mobile phone contract - you may 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

Need to update your property details?

If there has been a changed at your property, for example someone has recently moved in or out, please send the details by email to

Further information

More information about registering to vote can be found on ‘the Electoral Commission Website

Anonymous registration

Anonymous registration can help people whose safety would be at risk, if their name or address was listed on the electoral register. This can also be done, if the safety of other people at the same address, would be at risk as well.

To register anonymously, please download a form from GOV.UK and return it to our Electoral Services.

Contact Us

Electoral Services Office County Hall Wakefield WF1 2QW

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