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Registration FAQs

faq icon + 17327 What is the electoral register?

The electoral register is a list of everyone who is registered to vote in a council area. You must be on the electoral register to vote at elections. Not being on the register can also affect your credit rating. Read more >

faq icon + 17328 My address is wrong on the electoral register. How do I change it?

If your address is wrong because you have moved house, you will need to re-register at your new address. Read more >

faq icon + 17329 Can I search the electoral register online?

No, there is currently no official centralised register than can be searched online. Read more >

faq icon + 17330 Why can't I get credit?

There may be a number of reasons for this, some of which have nothing to do with the register of electors, but banks and credit reference agencies do use the register to verify customers' details so it's worth checking whether this is why a credit request has been turned down. Read more >