Vote in Watford

Register to vote

To vote in any election or referendum you must be registered on the electoral register.

Register to vote on the GOV.UK website

After you're registered, you'll automatically receive a poll card for all elections and referendums you're eligible to vote in. 

The poll card will be posted to you about 6 weeks before an election or referendum. 

It contains voting information and the location of your polling station. 

Please bring your poll card to the polling station on the day of voting. 

Why you should register to vote

Registering to vote is the only way you can take part in elections and referendums. 


  • you could be fined up to £80 if you don't respond to an invitation to register to vote
  • the register is used by credit reference agencies, so you may have difficulties getting a loan, mortgage or finance agreement if you're not registered
  • you'll also be able to apply to vote by post or proxy if you need to

Registration deadlines

A timetable of dates you must register by to appear on the electoral register.

Register before date 

Date your details will change

11 December 2020

4 January 2021

8 January 2021

1 February 2021

5 February 2021

1 March 2021

10 March 2021

1 April 2021

19 April 2021
(last date for election 6th May)
28 April 2021
(last date for election 6th May)
10 May 2021 1 June 2021
9 June 2021 1 July 2021
9 July 2021 2 August 2021
10 August 2021 1 September 2021
22 November 2021 1 December 2021

Further information

Read further information about voting in general and the options available to you on the Electoral Commission’s website.

To find out if you are registered to vote, or if you can't register online, you can contact us.


Phone 01923 278369

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