The electoral register is a list of the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote. You are not automatically registered even if you pay council tax.
The new electoral register (also known as the electoral roll) is published on 1 December each year.
Full details of eligibility, how to register, how to vote and how to challenge the result of an election can be found at GOV.UK.
For information about how to vote, poll cards and polling stations, and information for disabled voters follow this link.
Full details of the Voting systems in the UK are available at parliament.uk.
A General Election is held at least every 5 years to enable registered voters in every area of the country to vote for a Member of Parliament (MPs) to represent them in the House of Commons.
Local elections are held at leat every 4 years for the local community to elect local councillors to represent its views.
A Referendum is a method of referring a question(s) directly to the entire electorate. The first UK-wide referendum was held in 1975 on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Community (European Union).
Police and Crime Commissiioners are elected using the Supplementary Vote system. There are 41 Police and Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales who are elected to make sure the police are run properly. There is no elected PCC for London.
Full details of all elections and methods of voting can be found at GOV.UK.
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