The role of the Council's Electoral Services Team is to ensure that every eligible Westminster resident can, if they wish, exercise their right to vote.
Registering to Vote
You must be a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of another European Union state, and be resident in Westminster. To view a full list of eligible countries please click here. All applicants, whether through the annual process or rolling registration, are required to state their nationality. Failure to do so may result in delay before your name can be added to the register. You must be over 18 years old to vote. However you can appear on the Register if you are 16 or 17. Your name will be shown with the date on which you will be eligible to vote, you will then be able to vote in any election that happens on or after your birthday.
Under Rolling Registration, monthly updates are published showing the names of those that have been added, deleted or amended since the publication of the Register. The process is subject to strict deadlines. The date the form is received by Electoral Services determines when the amendments to the Register will be made. The significant dates for this year are as follows:
|If we get your form by||Your details will be changed on|
|Tuesday 11th December 2012||Wednesday 2nd January 2013|
|Thursday 10th January 2013||Friday 1st February 2013|
|Thursday 7th February 2013||Friday 1st March 2013|
|Monday 11th March 2013||Tuesday 2nd April 2013|
|Tuesday 9th April 2013||Wednesday 1st May 2013|
|Friday 10th May 2013||Monday 3rd June 2013|
|Friday 7th June 2013||Monday 1st July 2013|
|Wednesday 10th July 2013||Thursday 1st August 2013|
|Friday 9th August 2013||Monday 2nd September 2013|
|Monday 9th September 2013||Tuesday 1st October 2013|
|Thursday 10th October 2013||Friday 1st November 2013|
We also have special application forms for people living overseas; crown servants or diplomats and their dependants; remand prisoners; homeless people; and patients in mental health hospitals. Please seek further advice from Electoral Services.
You can apply to be registered anonymously if you believe that being on the register of electors could affect your safety. If you believe this to be the case please contact electoral services to find out more information and to be advised on what you should do next.
Voter Registration and Absent Vote FormsRegister Now
You can register as soon as you move into the City of Westminster. All you have to do is download and complete an individual voter registration form or telephone the electoral services team and ask for a form to be posted to you.
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