Register to Vote

This page sets out how you go about applying to be on Mendip's Electoral Register.

Register to Vote

Registering to vote is quick and simple.  It will mean you have the right to vote at elections and being registered could also improve your credit rating. It is for person to register individually.

If you are eligible to register to vote or you need to re-register because you have moved within the Mendip District Council, you can do this online by clicking the link below.

Register to Vote

Please note that you will be asked for your date of birth and national insurance number so please have this to hand.

The following people, who are 18 years and over are eligible to vote:

  • All British, Commonwealth, Irish and other European Union citizens.
  • Members of HM Forces and their spouses
  • Crown Servants employed outside the United Kingdom
  • European Citizens (but only in European and Local Elections).
  • Overseas Electors (but only in Parliamentary and European Elections).

For further information on the different types of electors, elections and who can vote in what in what election, please view this document Icon for pdf Information on registering to vote [426.31KB]

If you are unable to attend a polling station during election time or would rather vote by post, you are able to be added to the Absent Voters list.
If you are unable to attend a polling station during election time or would rather vote by proxy, you are able to be added to the Absent Voters list.
The Open Register is an extract of the Electoral Register, but it is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation.