Make local council by elections in 2018 and the council elections this May a referendum on BREXIT/LEXIT!
If you are not sure if you are already registered contact your local electoral registration office.
In England, Scotland or Wales, you can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
In Northern Ireland, visit our Register to vote in Northern Ireland page to download a registration form.
If you are a student and your home and university addresses are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections in both areas.
You must, however, be registered to vote at both your home and term-time addresses.
EU Citizens are eligible to vote at UK Local Authority Elections
To vote in a local government election a person must be:
- registered to vote
- 18 or over in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, or 16 or over in Scotland
and also be one of the following:
- a British citizen living in the UK
- a qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in the UK
- a citizen of the Republic of Ireland living in the UK
- a European Union citizen living in the UK
- someone registered to vote as a Crown Servant
- someone registered to vote as a service voter
A British citizen living abroad who is registered as an overseas elector cannot vote in local government elections.
If you are not sure if you are already registered, contact your local electoral registration office.