If you want to vote in elections you need to register to vote.
- if you’re not registered you can’t vote
- by law you must register or you could be fined up to £80
- if you are not on the register you may find it harder to get a loan, mortgage, finance agreement, or even a mobile phone contract as the register is used by credit reference agencies
Who can register to vote?
In order to register to vote you must:
- live in the electoral area
- be at least 18 years old or due to become 18 during the registration period
- be a British, Irish, Commonwealth citizen or citizen of a European Union country
Find out more on the About my Vote website.
The Electoral Register
The Electoral Register is a list of everyone who is registered to vote. There are two versions of the register:
- the Electoral Register
- the open Register (edited register)
The Electoral Register lists the full names and addresses of everyone registered to vote. This information is used for election purposes and law enforcement.
The open register is an extract from the electoral register. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation.
It is mainly used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data-protection legislation.
Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed.
How can I remove my details from the open register?
If you would like your details removed from the open register please contact [email protected]
Viewing the Electoral Register
You can view the Electoral Register, at any main library or at Wallasey Town Hall.
You can also view the register for your ward at your local library.