There are two ways to register to vote: either via the annual canvass where a form is sent to your house every year (except in Northern Ireland) or by rolling registration where you can fill in a form at any time of the year and return it to your local electoral office.
We have a number of poster and press release templates available for local authorities to use for their annual canvass activity - you can download these in the 'toolbox' section below.
To find out more about the process of voter registration download our 'beginner's guide to voter registration'.
If you would like to register to vote visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.
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Annual canvass media resources Use these press release templates to publicise the annual canvass in your area. There are different versions for different areas of the UK. more >
Register to vote from overseas Information leaflet for British citizens living overseas on how to register to vote. more >
Who has my personal details? This leaflet explains the full and edited registers and the choice you have to make - ideal to send out with canvass forms or to home-movers. more >
Apply to vote by post This leaflet explains how to vote by post and includes a self-seal and return application form. more >
Help people with visual impairments br> Our tips on how best to communicate with or assist blind or partially sighted voters.
Write in plain English br> How to file - producing materials using Plain English
Producing leaflets br> How to file - producing leaflets
Encourage members of the Armed Forces and their families to register to vote br> How to file - service voters
Work with the media br> All you need to know about working with your local media.
Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board: Simplified voter registration process br> Voter registration made easy for local veterans home.
South Tyneside: visual impairments br> Tailored canvass information sent to people in the area with visual impairments.
Gloucestershire Councils: Life could slow you down if you don't register… br> A county-wide initiative to drive up the annual canvass return rate through roadshows and distribution of eye-catching canvass shopping bags with a registration theme.
Barnsley Metropolitan District Council: Suffragette Day br> Votes for Women! Celebrating 90 years of the female franchise to encourage young people to register.