Register to vote

Find out about registering to vote, how to register and the electoral register.

How to register

You can register to vote on the GOV.UK website (external link)

You can register to vote as soon as you are 16, although you cannot vote until you are 18.

To vote in elections in Surrey Heath you must live in Surrey Heath for at least six months of the year and be;

  • a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen; or
  • a citizen of a country in the European Union

Checking if you're registered

You can check if you are registered with our Elections team by:

Living abroad or moving overseas

If you are a British Citizen you can register as an ‘overseas elector’ up to 15 years after you were listed on the UK register. If you were too young to appear on the register the date used is the date you left the UK.

To register as an overseas elector you need to complete an overseas elector's declaration form. The information you share will need to be supported by a British Citizen who lives in the same country as you. You will have to register every year.