Register of electors
Salford's register of electors (otherwise known as the electoral roll) is a record of everyone who lives within the city and is eligible to vote. You can only vote if your name is on the register of electors. Although you do not have to vote on election day (it is your choice), you are required by law to register.
The way we all register to vote has changed
The registration system changed in June 2014. The new system is called individual electoral registration.
How is the new system different
- 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
How do I register under the new system?
- Visit the GOV.UK voter registration page
- 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
Will I need to do anything?
In July 2015, we will be sending a household enquiry form to all households seeking information on persons living at the property who are eligible to vote. You must return the form indicating whether:
- There are no changes required, ie all persons named on the form are still residing at the property
- There are new people eligible to be registered
- There are people on the form whose names need to be deleted from the register in connection with the address - please note that any person deleted from a household enquiry form who is now residing elsewhere in Salford will need to register at this new address
Any new people added to a household enquiry form will be sent an invitation to register form, requesting their National Insurance number and date of birth. The invitation to register form is used to register an individual.
This page was last updated on 2 July 2015