The deadline to register to vote in the UK Parliamentary general election on 12 December is 26 November.
How to register to vote
Registering to vote online is the easiest and quickest way.
It only takes five minutes, and all you need is your national insurance number.
If you’re unable to register online, you can apply by post. Download a form .
You only need to register once, unless you change your address, name or nationality.
If you do change address, name or nationality, you need to register to vote again.
Who can register to vote
To register to vote, you must be:
- a UK or Irish citizen
- a qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in the UK
- an EU citizen living in the UK
You have to be a 16 to register to vote.
You can’t vote until you’re 18 years old.
European Union countries
You can also register to vote if:
- you are a British Citizen living overseas
- are serving in the Armed Forces
- have no fixed or permanent address
- you want to register anonymously
Check if you’re already registered to vote
If you are registered to vote, you will be on the electoral register. We don’t hold the electoral register, so can’t tell you if you are registered to vote.
You need to contact the electoral services team at your local council to check if you’re on the register.
If you need help registering, or want to return your postal or proxy form, contact the electoral services team at:
Ashford Borough Council
Electoral Registration Officer