Register to vote

Everyone is responsible for registering themselves. If you move house, you should register at your new address straight away.

You need to provide your national insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure. Find out more from the Your Vote Matters website. 

To register online

1. Go to 

2. Fill in your name, address, date of birth, National Insurance number and a few other details. 

3. Look out for a confirmation to say you’re registered


Alternatively, to make a paper application locally

 1. Contact Shropshire Council elections office on 0345 678 9015 or email with your name and address.


There are two versions of the register, the 'open' and the 'electoral' version. If you're a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union Citizen, you need to be on the register to be able to vote. You're not automatically registered, even if you pay council tax. If you want to restrict who has access to your name and address on the electoral register, you must opt-out.