How to register
Registering to vote is easy and takes five minutes. You can do so at any time at gov.uk/register-to-vote
If you wish to vote in the May 2018 local elections, you'll need to have registered by Tuesday April 17.
Who can vote?
- a British citizen
- a Commonwealth citizen resident in the UK who has leave to enter or remain in the UK, or does not require such leave.
- an EU citizen resident in the UK
In England and Wales you can register to vote if you are 17 years old. However, you can only vote when you become 18.
In Scotland you can register to vote if you are 15 years old. You can vote in local elections and elections to the Scottish Parliament when you are 16 and elections to the UK Parliament when you are 18.
Citizens of the European Union living the UK are eligible to vote in:
- Local council elections
- London Mayor and Assembly elections
- Scottish Parliament elections
- National Assembly for Wales elections
- Police and Crime Commissioner elections
- Mayoral elections
British, Irish, and qualifying Commonwealth citizens who are living in the UK can vote in all elections taking place that cover the area where they live.