Register to vote

To register please do one of the following: 

* If you do not know your National Insurance Number or Date of Birth your application cannot be processed without additional information and we will contact you about this. 

Please note: Registration is on an individual basis, so you can only register yourself.  Anyone else will have to apply on their own behalf.  

To be eligible to be registered you must meet the following criteria: 

  • you are 16 or over (but you cannot vote until your 18th birthday) AND 
  • you are a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen (i.e. you have leave to enter or remain in the UK or do not require leave to enter or to remain in the UK) permanently living in the UK, OR 
  • other European citizens permanently living in the UK can register to vote at local government elections and Police and Crime Commissioner elections and the Combined Authority Mayoral election but not at UK Parliamentary elections

Further information on registering to vote (external link)

Opting out of the public version of the electoral register 

When registering you have the option of opting out of the open register. This is the version of the register that is open for the public to see and can be sold to anyone. 

If you are unsure whether you are on the electoral register or not, please contact Customer Services on 01353 665555 and they will be able to check for you. 

East Cambridgeshire electoral registration privacy notice 

The Electoral Registration Officer is the Data Controller for the personal data that you provide for the purpose of registering your right to vote. We have a duty to maintain a complete and accurate register throughout the year. We only collect the personal data we need from you, in order to do this. For more information, please view the privacy notice below: 

Publication of the electoral register  

The revised versions of the complete electoral registers are usually published on 1 December each year.  The exception is when an election is held during the annual canvass (when elector details are checked). In that case the registers are published later.