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Electoral register 

You can only vote in local, national and European elections if you are registered on the electoral register (also known as the electoral roll).

The electoral register is a list of all the residents in Hull who are eligible to vote at local, national and European elections.

All citizens of Britain, Ireland, European Union and Commonwealth countries should register to vote.

Register to vote online (link opens in a new window)

Annual canvassing

In June 2014 the registration system is changing to a new system called Individual Electoral Registration.

If you are already registered to vote you will receive a letter between late July and August.  Most of you who are already registered to vote will be automatically registered under the new system and you will not need to do anything.
 
However, some people will need to take action to join the new register.  The letter you receive will tell you whether or not you need to take action and what you need to do.
 
Learn more about Your Vote Matters (link opens in a new window)

Alternatively you can email electoral.services@hullcc.gov.uk or call (01482) 300 300

Students

Students may register at both their home address and their term-time university address.

Students can vote in local government elections at both their home and at their term-time address, as long as they are not in the same local government area.

Students can’t vote twice in a UK Parliamentary, Scottish Parliamentary, National Assembly for Wales or European Parliamentary election.

Visit About My Vote for more information (link opens in a new window)

How to register or change your details

If you have moved, changed your name, or are not yet registered you can update your details on the electoral register at any point during the year by accessing the link below.

Register to vote online (link opens in a new window)

Registering to vote anonymously

If you feel your safety may be at risk if your details were published on the voters list, you can apply to register anonymously.

More information about registering anonymously

Electoral register and credit

If you have been turned down for credit because you are not on the electoral register, the first thing you should do is contact us to check if you are actually registered to vote.

The credit referencing agencies are allowed by law to buy a copy of the electoral register so they can check that people live where they say they are. However, it does take them some time to update their records, so they may not have up to date information.

Electoral register and council tax

If you pay council tax you are not automatically registered to vote, this is because council tax and the electoral roll are separate.

Not all council tax payers are eligible to appear on the electoral roll. For example, this could be due to their nationality. However, some people are exempt from paying council tax but may still register to vote.

Inspecting the register

We publish an updated electoral register each year, the next register will be published on 1 December 2014. The electoral register is available for sale, public record and inspection.

More information about inspecting the register


Contact us

Electoral services
Hull City Council
Guildhall
Alfred Gelder Street
Hull
HU1 2AA
Map (link opens in a new window)

Tel: 01482 300 300
Fax: 01482 613 097
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Email: electoral.services@hullcc.gov.uk

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