Shropshire Council

The electoral register

To verify your identity, the data you provide will be processed by the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service managed by the Cabinet Office. As part of this process your data will be shared with the Department of Work and Pensions and the Cabinet Office suppliers who are data processors for the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service. You can find more from Gov.UK.

If you’re not sure whether you’re registered or wish to check your entry on the current register of electors, please email your request, including your full name, address and contact details to, or ring our Elections Team on 0345 678 9015.

How do you register?

1. Register online...

...go to the Gov.UK website »

2. Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You’ll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits

3. Look out for a confirmation to say you’re registered

Everyone is responsible for registering themselves (previously the ‘head of every household’ could register everyone who lived at their address). You need to provide your national insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure. Find out more from the Your Vote Matters website.

Alternatively, if you'd like to register offline, please contact us on 0345 678 9015 or email with your name and address.

There are two versions of the register, the 'open' and the 'electoral' version. If you're a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union Citizen, you need to be on the register to be able to vote. You're not automatically registered, even if you pay council tax.

If you want to restrict who has access to your name and address on the electoral register, you must opt-out. If you move house, you should register at your new address straight away - you don't have to wait for the next canvass to take place.