Voter registration

Register of electors

To be able to vote, your name must be on the Register of Electors

How to register

Register to vote online

All new registration applications must be done individually.

You will be asked to give your:

  • Name
  • Address and previous address
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • National insurance number

Your details will be checked against other records to verify your identity before the registration office can approve your application.

This way of registering will help address concerns about potential fraud.

If your name, date of birth and national insurance number are not verified after you have applied to be registered, the electoral registration office will contact you:

  • Either to clarify a part of your application
  • Or to ask you to provide evidence, such as a passport, to support their application

The household form

Every year, all householders will be sent a household enquiry form which you have to complete. 

The electoral register and the open register

When you apply to become registered we will also ask you whether you want to have your details excluded from the open register.

You can contact us at elections@pendle.gov.uk at any time to ask us to remove your details from the open register. You will need to specify your name and address and that you want your details excluded from it.

Exclusion from the open register will not affect your voting rights or credit status.