Monthly updates to the electoral register

The electoral register is updated every month.

Our Electoral services team make monthly updates to the register up until our Annual canvass of households. Any amendments made in this process will show in the register of 1 December. The credit reference agencies receive a copy of all monthly updates and the full revised register so they can update their records.

The table below explains when we must receive your application and any other additional evidence that we ask for, for each monthly update. Your name may take up to six weeks to show on the register of electors, depending on when you register.
 

Monthly updates deadlines 

At election time there is an exception to the normal deadline rule when any eligible elector may make an application to be added to the register up to 12 working days before the election.

The timetable for Rolling Registration applications for 2021 is:

Forms received by

Date added to the register

Monday 13 December 2021

Tuesday 4 January 2022

Monday 10 January 2022

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Monday 7 February 2022

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Thursday 10 March 2022

Friday 1 April 2022

Thursday 7 April 2022

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Wednesday 1 June 2022

Thursday 9 June 2022

Friday 1 July 2022

Friday 8 July 2022

Monday 1 August 2022
Wednesday 10 August 2022

Thursday 1 September 2022

Friday 9 September 2022

Monday 3 October 2022

Monday 10 October 2022

Tuesday 1 November 2022

Tuesday 22 November 2022

Thursday 1 December 2022 (see note 1)

Monday 12 December 2022

Tuesday 3 January 2023

Please note:

  1. The 1 December 2022 is the date of the publication of a full revised register that is sent to certain statutory bodies, main political parties, and credit reference agencies on demand, in accordance with the legislation. 
  2. In the event of an election, the next monthly addition will change to 6 days before an election. The deadline for applications will be 12 working days before the election.

Securing your vote

In order to ensure the process is correct, up to date and compliant we do a great deal of work such as:

  • We write to all electors to confirm we have added or amended their details to the register
  • We send your added or amended details within 5 working days to the credit reference agencies, so they can update their records
  • We carry out regular legal reviews of any electors we have reason to believe have moved away so to maintain an accurate register
  • We conduct reviews as necessary to query an elector's nationality or other entitlement to be registered such as right to remain in this country
  • We cross-check other council databases as necessary to determine registration
  • Match with the Department of Work and Pensions database to satisfy the identity of an elector before they are added to the register
  • We seek to refresh all absent voters signature every 5 years and with all postal vote applications we gather the electors data of birth and signature and write to confirm we have processed such requests
  • We liaise with the police about any suspicious registering or voting activities

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