Register to Vote

Register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote


Am I registered to vote?

In order to vote your name must be included on the Register of Electors. If you are unsure if you are on the Register please contact the elections office by e-mail at elections@torridge.gov.uk or by telephone on 01237 428739.
If you are not registered, you may do so at any time.


Who can register?

You can register to vote in the UK if you are:

  • Anyone eligible aged 16 or over (you will not be able to vote until you are 18)

  • British or qualifying Commonwealth citizens

  • Citizens of the Republic or Ireland or other European Union member states


Why should I register?

If you do not register to vote, you can't vote. Registering to vote gives you a say on who represents you for local, national and European government. Registering to vote does not mean you have to vote, it just means you can if you want to.

If you are not on the Electoral Register you may have difficulty in obtaining credit which could impact on applications for mortgages, credit cards, mobile phones, etc.


Apply to vote by post

To apply to vote by post in England, Scotland or Wales, you should download and complete the form below:

pdf icon Download the form to apply to vote by post (PDF) [102kb]



Apply to vote by proxy

Proxy voting means that if you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you.

pdf icon Download the form to apply to vote by proxy (PDF) [102kb]


Your vote matters