Electoral Registration FAQs
What is the Electoral Register?
The Electoral Register is a record of everyone who lives within Aylesbury Vale and is eligible to vote. To keep our records as up to date as possible we send registration forms out to every property on 20 June.
The names of all those who are 18 years old or over, British, Commonwealth, Irish and European Union MUST be included on the form. Also, the dates of birth of 16/17 year olds in your household as they will be eligible to vote as soon as they are 18.
Please note: there is fine of £1,000 for any false information given on a registration form.
How do I get on the Electoral Register?
You can contact us by telephone, email or come into the Aylesbury Vale District Council Offices, either at The Gateway, Gatehouse Road or the High Street, Aylesbury in person.
When will my name appear on the Electoral Register?
Your details will be added within 2 to 6 weeks of receiving your form. The Register is usually updated at the beginning of each month from any new details received up to approximately 10th of each month.
Do I have to register?
You are currently required by law to register each year.
I do not intend to vote. Do I have to complete a registration form?
Yes. You are required by law to register even though you do not intend to vote.
I have told Council Tax I have moved. Does this mean I am added to the Register as well?
No. In order to update your information you need to complete a Voter Registration Form and return it directly to the Electoral Services Department. You can download our Registration Form by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page, fill it out and post it back to us at the address given on the bottom of the form.
I am 16/17. Can I register to vote?
Yes. You can register to vote, but you are not allowed to vote until you are 18. If your 18th birthday is just before an election it is a good idea to register now so that you are able to vote on election day.
I am a student registered at my home address so can I register here?
Yes. Students can register at their home address and their term time address although you are not legally required to register at both. However it is illegal to vote twice at the same election.
This is my second home so can I register to vote?
This depends how long you spend at your second home. Please contact us for more information.
Can I trace friends or relatives using the Electoral Register?
No. The Register is protected by the Data Protection Act and is only to be used for the following:
- Electoral purposes
- Crime prevention and detection
- To enable Credit Reference Agencies to fulfil their obligations under Money Laundering Regulations and to allow for the vetting of credit applications.
Can I see a copy of the Electoral Register?
Yes. Copies are held at our office at 66 High Street, Aylesbury and the County Reference Library.
Can I buy a copy of the Register of Electors?
Yes. You may buy a copy of the Edited Register. Please contact us for further details.
Date Updated: 16/05/12
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