To vote in a general election you must: 

  • be registered to vote 
  • be 18 or over on the day of the election  
  • be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen 
  • be resident at an address in the UK
  • not be legally excluded from voting 

You can register to vote on the GOV.UK website.

If you have moved house 

Register to vote using your new address if you have moved house.  

If it is too late to register and you are still registered to vote using your previous address, you can vote at your old polling station. You can also complete a postal or proxy vote form. 

Special types of registration 

The register of electors is a list of everyone in South Gloucestershire who is registered to vote.

There are special provisions for the electoral registration of some people.

Service voters 

Members of the armed forces and their partners may register as service voters but must register annually online

Overseas electors 

British Citizens living abroad may register online. They can remain registered for up to 15 years after they last appeared on the register of electors in the United Kingdom. 

Citizens of the European Union member states may vote at local elections. 

Anonymous registration 

For confidential advice and information about anonymous electoral registration, email or call us using the contact details on this page.

If you are under 18 years of age 

If you are 18 on or before the day of the election you will be able to vote if you have registered.  Under 18s are not allowed to vote.  

You can register to vote if you are 16 or 17.  

Voting if you are disabled 

We offer a range of support to disabled voters, including voters with a learning disability. Find more information on our voting if you have a disability page.  

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