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Electoral registration

Don't miss out on your right to vote.

There are two phases of registration each year. For the rest of the year a system of Rolling Registration is in place. Please see the sections below for more information.

Rolling registration

If you change address after the annual canvass is carried out or if your name is missing from the register, you can make a claim to have your details added. Claims will be accepted on a monthly basis. A claim to be included, or a request for the alteration of any entry must be submitted to Electoral Services at the Council offices at the address at the bottom of this page.

To receive a registration form, please contact Electoral Services using the details below.

Please note that, due to the legal deadlines involved in registration, it can take between three to six weeks for your registration to take effect.


To be included on the register you must be either a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of a member state of the European Union. If you have any queries about your nationality or immigration status and entitlement to register, please contact Electoral Services using the details below.

16 or 17 years old?

As soon as you are 18 you can vote! If you are 16 or 17 now, make sure your name is included in the register of electors, otherwise you can't vote when you reach 18.


If you are a student living away from home, you are entitled to register to vote at both your home address and your term-time address. If you do decide to register at both addresses, you are only entitled to vote once in an election for any elected body (e.g. Council or Parliament).

Please note that if your home and term-time addresses are both in Guildford Borough you are only entitled to register at one address.


If you are applying for a mortgage or credit and are having problems proving that you are included in the register of electors then please contact us and we will provide a letter confirming your details - free of charge.

Contact us

Electoral Services
Guildford Borough Council
Millmead House
United Kingdom

Telephone: 44 01483 444115
Email: electoralservices@guildford.gov.uk

Last updated: 15 April 2014 16:38 PM