There are many different reasons why it is important for local people to register to vote in local elections and have their say about the place they live and work. On this page we have provided some information about how you can register to vote to help you get started.
Not all elections are exactly the same, for example some elections allow votes from those age 16+ with other being age 18+. Find out which elections you are eligible to vote in,
You don't always have to vote in person, alternatives include postal votes and proxy votes. Find out more about the different ways to vote.
There's lots of information on the government website about the different ways you can vote. Read more about it by clicking here.
Voting Counts have lots of free online information about how to vote and why your vote is important. Visit their website to find out more.
Who can register to vote? The electoral register for Lambeth contains the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in Lambeth. If you are not only the list you won't be able to vote but, don't worry, as its actually pretty quick and simple to register.
To register to vote you need to be aged 16 or over and be:
Check if you are already registered to vote: You can check this online on the Lambeth Council website. Click here to go to the site now. You need to have photo I.D. and proof of address to use the checking service.
Register to vote: registering to vote is done via the central website for the UK's government and it takes about 5 minutes, click here to go to the registration page. You can also register by post by completing these forms.
You will need your National Insurance Number to register and, if you are a British citizen living abroad you will also need your passport.
Usually you only need to register to vote once unless you move house and then you will need to register again at your new address.
Need help? Contact the Lambeth Electoral Registration Office.
Registering anonymously: you may be able to register anonymously if you're worried about yours or another person in your home's safety should you be listed on the electoral register. Download the form and find out more information here.
Registering without a fixed address: you can still register to vote if you don't have a fixed address for some reason. Find out more here.
Registering when you have more than one address: if, for example, you’re a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home and term-time addresses. If these addresses are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections in both areas. However, even if you are registered in two areas, you can only vote in one at a general election - it is a criminal offence to vote twice in a UK general election.
What next? After you have registered to vote you will automatically be entitled to vote at an election you are eligible for - this will depend on your age and the type of election.