Register to Vote / Change of Name
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 www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
- 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 www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
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