About Electoral Registration
Registering to vote
How to Complete your Register of Electors Form Online, by freephone or by Text
- If you are already on the register of electors but need to confirm your details you can do it online, by text or freephone.
Who can Register to vote and how to do it?
You can apply to go on to the Electoral Register if;
- your 18th birthday falls during the next 12 months,
- you are already aged 18 or over; and
- you are a British or Commonwealth citizen, or citizen of the Irish Republic or other EU member state. To view a list of qualifying countries, click here.
Each year we will ask you to confirm your details by sending you a Register of Electors Form - you can complete this form online, by text, by freephone or post it to us - see How to Complete your Register of Electors Form Online, by freephone or by Text.
To apply to register after the publication of the Register of Electors on 16 October 2012, please download and complete a Voter Registration form .
If you are a British citizen living abroad you can still apply to register. Please download and complete a British Citizen living Overseas form.
Voter Registration forms and British Citizens Living Overseas forms are also available from Council Offices in Atherstone - The Council House, South Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1DE (opening hours) or you can contact the Electoral Registration Office on 01827 719450 who will send you a copy.
You can fill in downloaded copies of the Voter Registration Form electronically but must print it and sign it.
What do I do with my completed form?
Electronically completed, printed and signed forms can be scanned and emailed to email@example.com
Completed forms can also be sent to Electoral Registration Office, The Council House, South Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1DE.
Or taken to The Council House, South Street, Atherstone,
Warwickshire, CV9 1DE.
Changes to your name and address during the Annual Canvass
Each year the Council undertakes a canvass to update the current Electoral Register. Forms are delivered to every household in the Borough. Each household is asked to complete and return the form with the names of all persons who are aged 16 and over, living at their property on 15th October. You must let us know either way whether the details we hold are correct or whether they need amending - see How to Complete your Register of Electors Form Online, by freephone or by Text.
If a form is not returned from a property by early August, a reminder is sent and then if still not returned, a canvasser calls in person to attempt to get a form signed on the doorstep.
When is the Register published and available?
The new Electoral Register is then published on 16 October 2012. The Register is available for inspection at The Council House, South Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1DE during normal office hours and also at libraries and post offices throughout the Borough.
- About Anonymous Registration
- About the Full and Edited Version of the Register of Electors
- About proxy voting - someone else voting on your behalf
- About postal votes