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.

Who can register

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

You can register to vote if you’re a British citizen or an Irish citizen.

You can also register if you have permission to enter or stay in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man - or you do not need permission - and you’re a:

  • Commonwealth citizen
  • Citizen of Denmark, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal or Spain
  • Citizen of another EU country, if you have had permission to enter or stay - or not needed permission - since 31 December 2020, and this has continued without a break

Check which elections you’re eligible to vote in.

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.

Last updated: Wednesday, 22 May 2024 10:24 pm