How to register to vote

Under the new system, Electoral registration should now be done online at

Individuals who are unable to complete an online application are still able to complete a paper form, if you prefer, which Watford Borough Council electoral registration office will send on your request.

If you have any queries about the changes you can either access more information from the Electoral Commission's About My Vote website or you can email the local electoral registration service:

If you successfully register before Your details will be changed on
11 December 2018 2 January 2019
10 January 2019 1 February 2019
 7 February 2019 1 March 2019
8 March 2019 1 April 2019
12 April 2019 25 April 2019
Ready for the elections on 2 May 2019
10 May 2019

3 June 2019

7 June 2019 1 July 2019
10 July 2019 1 August 2019
9 August 2019 2 September 2019
There are no monthly updates to the Register during either October or November 2019
21 November 2019 Monday 3 December 2019

In addition to making your application either online (or by post), you can provide a copy of any of the items below. Doing so will enable us to process your registration without delay, even if your details are not matched against government records:

  • Your passport
  • UK photo driving licence
  • EEA Identity card
  • UK-issued biometric resident permit or;
  • Northern Ireland electoral ID card

If applying online, you can additionally send scanned images to

This is not essential but will assist electoral services and probably prevent the need for a request for further documentation (necessary for up to 25% of applications made) and ensure that your registration is complete and ready for addition at the next statutory deadline.


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