Updates to the Electoral Register

The electoral register is updated on the first working day of each month except October and November.

If your application to register to vote has been successful, your name will appear on the next applicable update to the electoral register.

Additional deadlines apply before elections take place. Applications to register to vote must reach us by midnight, 12 working days before an election. If you have been asked to provide evidence of identity, we must receive a copy of this by midnight, 6 working days before an election.

Deadlines and publication dates
Update to the Electoral Register We need to receive your application by... If we ask you to provide evidence of identity, we need to receive it by… The update will be published on...
January update Monday 12 December 2022 Tuesday 20 December 2022 Tuesday 3 January
2023
February update Tuesday 10 January 2023 Wednesday 18 January 2023 Wednesday 1 February 2023
March update Tuesday 7 February 2023 Wednesday 15 February 2023 Wednesday 1 March 2023
April update Friday 10 March 2023 Monday 20 March 2023 Monday 3 April 2023
May update Thursday 6 April 2023 Tuesday 18 April 2023 Tuesday 2 May 2023
June update Wednesday 10 May 2023 Thursday 18 May 2023 Thursday 1 June 2023
July update Friday 9 June 2023 Monday 19 June 2023 Monday 3 July 2023
August update Monday 10 July 2023 Tuesday 18 July 2023 Tuesday 1 August 2023
September update Thursday 10 August 2023 Friday 18 August 2023 Friday 1 September 2023

We contact residential addresses every year to check that the electoral register is up to date. This is known as the annual canvass. If you apply during the annual canvass (after the August deadline), your name will be added to the revised register that is due to be published on 1 December.

Please note that the dates above are set in law, so we are unable to fast track applications.

Credit reference agencies

Registered credit reference agencies are entitled to purchase the electoral register and monthly updates. See credit referencing and the electoral register for further information.