On this page, you can find out about registering to vote in the United Kingdom.
If you are not sure if you are already registered contact your local electoral registration office.
In England, Scotland or Wales, you can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
In Northern Ireland, visit our Register to vote in Northern Ireland page to download a registration form.
Registering to vote anonymously
If you are registered anonymously, instead of your name and address appearing on the electoral register, a code will be added to the register instead.
You can ask to register anonymously for safety reasons – such as if you are escaping violence or have a job that puts you at risk from other people.
To register to vote anonymously you need to provide documentary evidence of a court order or an attestation from an authorised person to support your application.
To find out more, you will need to contact your local electoral registration office. You can find their contact details by entering your postcode in the 'Your local area' box at the top of this page.
Registering to vote with no fixed address
You can still register to vote even if you do not have a fixed address. This may be because you are:
- a patient in a mental health hospital
- a homeless person
- a person remanded in custody
To register, you need to fill in a form. The form is Register to vote (no fixed or permanent address).