Registering to vote means you can vote in elections and referendums in the UK. After you’ve registered, your name and address will appear on the electoral register.

You are legally required to register to vote if eligible and when requested. This is because the electoral register is used for other lawful purposes, including juror selection, credit checks and crime detection.

Register to vote

You can register to vote (or update your current registration) online by clicking on the button below.

Register to vote

You can also register to vote by calling us on (0116) 288 8961 or complete a paper application form (at the bottom of this page) and return this by email to or by post to Electoral Services, Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Brocks Hill Council Offices, Washbrook Lane, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5JJ.

Your application must include your date of birth and National Insurance number (NINO). This is used so that we can verify your identity. If you do not have or cannot provide a NINO, you will be asked to provide a form of documentary evidence, such as your passport or driving licence, or an attestation. It is also recommended that you include contact information should we need to contact you.

Who can register

You must be aged 16 or over to register to vote. You can vote when you’re 18 or over.

You must also be one of the following:

  • a British citizen living in the UK or overseas
  • an Irish or EU citizen living in the UK
  • a Commonwealth citizen who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission

Check which elections you’re eligible to vote in.

Last updated: Monday, 23 October 2023 6:16 pm