Electoral Registration

Register to Vote

Check list

If you have not registered on the Electoral Register you will not be able to vote in any elections, polls or referendums.

You can check the Electoral Register at the Council Offices or by telephoning Customer Services on 01858 82 82 82.

If you have forgotten to register at the property where you are living, you can ask the Council for a registration form.   Your details can be added to the rolling register between December and August each year.

The Register of Electors is an important tool to make sure that we can contact every person in the District who is old enough to vote.

  1. The information is required by law
  2. Anyone who is not on the regsiter cannot vote at elections
  3. Your Parish Council may wish to hold a poll on an important village issue
  4. Credit reference agencies use the register when assessing credit worthiness, if you are not on the regsiter you may experience difficulties obtaining credit.

If you have recently moved house or your name does not appear on the Register of Electors then please complete the Application to be Registered form and send by post to the Electoral Services Officer for processing.

If you have recently married or your name does not appear correct on the register you will need to complete the Amendment to Register form and return it by post to:

Electoral Services Officer
Harborough District Council
Council Offices
Adam & Eve Street
Market Harborough
LE16 7AG

Free registration

Registration on the Electoral Register is provided by the Council free of charge.

The Electoral Commission, the UK elections watchdog, is urging people not to use a paid-for service to register to vote.  The independent elections watchdog has contacted ‘UK Electoral Roll’ after it was alerted to the company offering a £30-a-time ‘assisted service’ to complete customers’ electoral roll registrations. Read more information from the Electoral Commission.