Registering to vote
You can only vote in elections if your name is on the register of electors. We update the register throughout the year.
Moved home? Coming up to 18? Just not on the register?
All you have to do is fill in a voter registration form. You have to sign your own form - someone else can't do it for you. Please call us to get a form or use the one from the link at the bottom of this page. To view this form you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader visit www.adobe.com
When you send us your form we will add you to our list of new applications. Any elector can then object to your name being added to the register. If this happens we will write to you.
If your application is not objected to, we will change your details within two to six weeks of receiving your form. We will write to tell you when your application is allowed.
|If we get your form before||Your details will be changed on|
|Wednesday, April 9, 2014||Thursday, May 1, 2014|
|Friday, May 9, 2014||Monday, June 2, 2014|
|Monday, June 9, 2014||Tuesday, July 1, 2014|
|Thursday, July 10, 2014||Friday, August 1, 2014|
|Friday, August 8, 2014||Monday, September 1, 2014|
During the annual canvass period all households have to register. During election periods, if your registration form is received 11 working days before polling day - and no objection is made - you will be eligible to vote in that election. However, your details will only be published on the electoral register from the beginning of the month following polling day.
We will also tell the Electoral Registration Officer for your old address that you have moved so that your name can be removed from that register. People who live at two homes (including students) are allowed to register at both. If you do not want to be removed from your other address please explain why on your form.
How to get in touch with us
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
PO Box 631, Civic Centre
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1RG
Helpline: 01782 233800