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Electoral registration

Don't miss out on your right to vote.

To be eligible to register to vote you must:

  • Be over 16 years of age (you may register but you will not be able to vote until you are 18 years of age).
  • Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of a member state of the European Union.

You can register to vote on Gov.uk's Register to vote page, or by contacting Electoral Services (call 01483 444115 or email: electoralservices@guildford.gov.uk) who will send you an application form.

You will need to supply the following information to register:

  • Your name.
  • Your current address.
  • Your previous address.
  • Your date of birth.
  • Your National Insurance number.

These details will be matched with other Government department records. You will receive an acknowledgment of your online application and paper applications will receive a confirmation when the applicant is registered. If we require any further information, you will be contacted by Electoral Services.

You may register at any time but will only be included in the next relevant update. See our pdf icon Registration updates list. [86kb]

The deadline for applications to be registered for an election is 12 working days prior to the election.

Students

Students can register at both their term time address and their home address as long as they are not within the same borough. If you decide to register at both addresses you are only entitled to vote once in any national election.

Living overseas?

If you are a British citizen moving or living overseas, you may be entitled to register to vote in Parliamentary elections.

  • You may register no more than 15 years after you left the UK.
  • You must have been registered in the UK.
  • You may only register with the local authority with whom you were last registered when resident in the UK.

You can either register online at Gov.uk's Register to vote page, choosing the 'British citizen living overseas' option, or you can contact Electoral Services for an application form.

If you left the UK before you were 18 years of age, you can register at your parents'/guardian's address providing that you left the county no more than 15 years ago.

You can apply to vote by post or proxy. Please see our Postal voting page for details of how to do this.

Crown servant?

If you are a Crown Servant, you may register online at Gov.uk's Register to vote page, using the 'Crown servant' option, or you can contact Electoral Services for an application form. You need to register at an address where you have lived in the past or where you would live if you were not posted overseas.

You can apply to vote by post or proxy. Please see our Postal voting page for details.

If you are a member of the armed forces, or the spouse of a member of the armed forces, you may register using a Service Declaration obtained from your unit. You can also register online at Gov.uk's Register to vote page, using the 'Service voter' option. Once registered as a Service voter, you will remain registered at that address for five years. You should register at an address you have lived at in the past or where you would live if you were not in the armed forces.

You can apply to vote by post or proxy. Please see our Postal voting page for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 8 June 2015 15:19 PM