Voter registration forms
The Household Voter Registration Form is no
longer available to download during the Annual
Canvass period. Please contact the Electoral
Services office on 020 7364 0872 for further
- The last date to return the Household Voter Registration
form in order to be included on the Register of Electors 2013 was
Thursday October 10, 2013. Any applications received after
this date will not be added to the Register of Electors
until February 17, 2014.
- There are no monthly updates for the remainder of October,
throughout November, December and January whilst
the Annual Canvass is taking place.
- These dates are Statutory and the Register cannot be
amended earlier than the dates stated above.
For more information, see timetable for monthly updates,
of eligible countries (pdf,22kb) and frequently asked questions.
Permanent Opt Out (Section 11, DPA 1998) - You
can choose to permanently opt-out your personal information from
the Edited version of the Register of Electors by completing this
form (pdf, 104kb). This means your personal
information cannot be used for direct marketing. By completing the
form, your details will not be included on the next and future
versions of the Edited Register until further notice. Read
the Full and Edited
Register for more information.
Other category registration forms
Declaration of local connection
person registration form (pdf, 43kb)
This form is designed to be completed by homeless person in
order to be added to the Register of Electors. For the
purposes of electoral registration a homeless person is someone who
has no fixed or permanent address.
health patient registration form (pdf, 43kb)
This form is designed to be completed by a person who is
under mental health care in order to be added to the Register
prisoner registration form (pdf, 43kb)
This form is designed to be completed by a prisoner being
held on remand in order to be added to the Register of
form to register as an Overseas elector (pdf, 138kb)
This form should be completed by British citizens living
overseas, or for a British national who will be living outside of
the UK for a period of more than six months. In order to
qualify for registration as an overseas elector, the applicant must
have been registered at an address in this authority within
the past 15 years. The declaration needs to be attested by a
British citizen who is not related to the applicant (non
family member) and who is also living outside of the UK. Once
an application has been approved, it must be renewed every year,
but can be cancelled at any time. The electoral services office
will send overseas electors a reminder form for this purpose.
form to register as a Service voter (pdf, 65kb)
If you are based overseas, you can register as a service voter
by completing this form. This form allows you to registered to
vote at an address in the UK while you are away from home or posted
abroad. You can also register as a service voter if you live in the
UK but may be posted elsewhere at short notice or if you are the
spouse or civil partner of a member of the armed forces. As a
service voter, you must renew your registration every three years,
but you can cancel it at any time. You will receive a reminder
letter from your Electoral Services office three months before you
need to renew your service voter registration. If you change your
address, you must inform the electoral services office, or
you may not receive your reminder letter.
If you are based in the UK, you can also register as an ordinary
elector using the Household Voter Registration Form or by
completing the voter registration form delivered to your home
between September and November every year.
Crown servants or British council employees
form to register as a Crown Servant/ British Council employee
or spouse (pdf, 65kb)
Please complete this form if you are working outside the UK as a
Crown Servant or as an employee of the British
Council. Spouse/ Civil partner of a Crown
Servant or British Council employee accompanying them during their
employment abroad can also register to vote by completing this
form. You will be registered at the
address where you would be living if you were in the UK, or at your
last registered address.
form to register as an anonymous elector (pdf, 40kb)
There are strict criteria for anonymous registration and a
person has to provide evidence such as a relevant order under the
Family Law Act 1996 or the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. If
a person does not have an order they can apply using an attestation
that has to be signed by a qualifying officer of various
organisations that are listed in the Section 31J of the
Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No.2)
Regulations 2006. This form cannot be used as an ex–directory
system for those who do not want their details published in the
Register of Electors.
Absent vote forms
To apply for an absent vote (postal/ proxy), your details must
be on the Electoral Register.
It is not possible to download a postal vote application
form from our website. If you require a postal vote
application form, please contact the Electoral Services office on
020 7364 0872.
Application Form (pdf, 20k)
This is when you appoint someone else to vote on your behalf. If
you are unable to go to the polling station because of a long-term
health problem or your employment circumstances mean that you are
often away from the area during polling hours, you can apply for a
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