Register to Vote / Change of Name

2022 Registration Dates

The new system is called Individual Electoral Registration (IER). You must be included on the Electoral Register by law. If you are not on the register, you cannot vote. Being registered for Council Tax and/or benefits does not mean that you will automatically be able to vote.

How to register:

  • Everyone is now responsible for registering themselves
  • You can now register online at
  • When registering, you will need to provide your National Insurance Number* and Date of Birth

If you need to register or change your name, visit

Easy to Read Guide to Register

To be registered you must be British, Irish or from another Commonwealth Country or from a Member State of the EU - to check whether your nationality qualifies - see the List of Qualifying Countries

*If you are retired and cannot find your National Insurance Number please refer to the letter issued each year by the Department for Work and Pensions in February or March telling you how much your pension will be.

There are also circumstances when you can Register anonymously

You have the right to object to another person's application to be added to the register, or to object to an existing entry in the Register of Electors for South Staffordshire, as long as you are also on the electoral register. (The full version of the register is available for inspection, under supervision, and by appointment only at the Council Offices).

  • Objections to Registration - General Guidance
  • Guidance to Hearing Procedure for Objections



Telephone: (01902) 696000



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South Staffs Council

Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

South Staffordshire


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Office Opening Times

If you are unable to find what you need online today please contact us on 01902 696000.

Mon-Tue,Thu-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 17:00pm
Sat-Sun Closed

Face to Face appointments are available but must be pre booked in advance of your visit by calling 01902 696000.