People can wrongly assume they are registered to vote when they are not for a number of reasons, including moving house and thinking you're automatically registered because you pay council tax, or turning 18 since the last election. You can check if you're registered to vote by contacting the district or borough council in your area.
Register to vote
The electoral register is prepared by the electoral registrations officer at your district or borough council.
Find out who can vote.
Poll cards are delivered shortly before an election.
Each member of the household who is eligible to vote should receive a poll card which informs them of the date of the election, where their polling station is and the hours of poll.
You don't need to take the poll card with you to be able to vote.
Not voted before? Find out about voting.
Cannot get to the polling station
If you are unable to go to your polling station on election day, you can apply to vote by post or proxy. A proxy is someone who votes on your behalf.