What is IER?
How is the new system different?
- You can now register online
or over the phone by ringing 01639 763330
- Everyone is responsible for
registering themselves. Under the old system the ‘head of every
household’ could register everyone who lived at their address.
- You need to provide a few more
details to register – including your national insurance number and
date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure.
Please ensure you have these to hand if you are using the online or
telephone registration method.
How do I register under the new system?
- Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
- 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.
- Look out for a confirmation to
say you’re registered.
Will I need to do anything?
Look out for a letter in August 2014.
Most people who are already registered to vote will be registered
automatically under the new system. They do not need to do
Some people, however will need to
take action to join the new register. We are writing to people to
tell them whether they need to take action.
Respond to the letter if you are asked to. The
letter will tell you what to do; whether you are on the new
register or whether you need to take action.