Voter Registration Form
1. About you Each person has to put their signature against their name. The form will be returned if any
signatures are missing. Do not include anyone under 17 years of age.
Surname First names Signature If not British or Date of Edited Register
Irish, please enter Birth if 17 Tick box if you
Nationality yrs old wish to be
I/we apply to be registered at the following address, at which I/we now live.
2. Your current address
I/we lived at the following address and no longer live there. If the address is the same for
3. Your old address everyone, write ‘ALL’ in the first column and then put the address.
Local council area for your old address
We will tell your previous Electoral Registration Officer that you have moved so that your name(s) can be removed from
that register. If you do not want to be taken off the register at your old address, please explain why:
As far as I know, the details on this form are true and accurate. I am a British, other
Commonwealth, Irish or other European citizen.
The fine for false information is up to £1000. Date
*In case we have a query, please give
Daytime telephone number Email address
*(You do not have to give these, but it helps us contact you if there is something unclear about your form)
Please return to: Electoral Registration Officer, Cheshire Electoral Services
West & Chester Council, Council Offices, The Forum, Telephone 01244 402142
Chester, CH1 2HS E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Registering to vote
You can only vote in elections if your name is on the register of electors. We update the
register every autumn, but we can also add names throughout the year.
Moved home? Coming up to 18? Just not on the Register?
All you have to do is fill in a voter registration form. Each person wishing to be registered has to sign
his or her name.
When you send us your form we will add you to our list of new applications. Any elector can
then object to your name(s) being added to the register. If this happens we will write to you.
If your application is not objected to, we will change your details within 7 weeks of
receiving your form. We will write to tell you when your application is allowed.
If we get your form before… Your details will be changed on…
Friday 11th December 2009 Monday 4 th January 2010
Friday 8 th January 2010 Monday 1st February 2010
Friday 5th February 2010 Monday 1 st March 2010
Wednesday 10 th March 2010 Thursday 1st April 2010
Monday 12th April 2010 Tuesday 4 th May 2010
Monday 10th May 2010 Tuesday 1st June 2010
Wednesday 9th June 2010 Thursday 1st July 2010
Friday 9th July 2010 Monday 2nd August 2010
Tuesday 10th August 2010 Wednesday 1st September 2010
We will also tell the Electoral Registration Officer for your old address that you have moved, so that your
name(s) can be removed from that register. People who live at two homes (including students) are
allowed to register at both. If you do not want to be removed from your other address, please explain why
on your form.
There are special rules about names being added to the voters’ list during an election period. Because of
these you may not be able to vote at that election if you are added during this time.
The Two Versions of the Register
There are two versions of the register – the full version and the edited version. Your details will appear on
the full version of the register, but you can choose whether or not your details appear on the edited
register. The full register is used for elections, preventing and detecting crime, and checking applications
for credit. The edited register is available for general sale and can be used for commercial activities such
Who Can Register to Vote?
Anyone 16 or over (but you cannot vote until your 18th birthday).
British or Commonwealth citizens.
Citizens of the Irish Republic or other European Union (EU) countries.
Citizens of EU countries other than the UK or Irish Republic cannot vote in Westminster parliamentary
elections, and must fill in a further form to vote in European parliamentary elections.