Register to vote
You can register to vote online at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
The way you register to vote is changing
Changes to the way people in Tamworth register to vote are set to be introduced. The changes – which are part of a UK-wide scheme – means a small percentage of residents may need to re-register, even if they were registered to vote in the past.
Changes to the registration system – called ‘Individual Electoral Registration’ - came into effect in June this year and it is the biggest change to the voter registration system in the past 100 years. Tamworth Borough Council is encouraging people to look out for a letter detailing the changes, which will be sent during the summer.
Previously, the ‘head of household’ was responsible for registering everyone who lived at an address, but now each individual is responsible for their own registration.
And the new system means for the first time ever, people will be able to register online. People will need to provide their National Insurance number and date of birth which will help make the electoral register more secure.
While most people who are already registered to vote have been transferred automatically to the new register, approximately 15% will need to re-register in Tamworth.
People in the area who are not registered need to register to have their say in elections. People who are not registered previously can register under the new system at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. To find out more, visit www.gov.uk/yourvotematters
Below are a number of form and links to help you to register to vote, apply for a postal or proxy vote and opt out of the edited register.