Registering to vote

You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums. Being on the council tax list does not mean that you are on the electoral register.

You should also update your details if you move house or change your name. It is important to help us keep your details up to date.

You can register online or update your details here. Registering online takes about five minutes and you will need your national insurance number (if you have one).

Alternatively you can register by posting an application form to Electoral Services at the address below. Copies of the application form may be found here. You can also request that a copy be sent to you in the post by calling the Electoral Services team on 01720 424543.

The current system for registering to vote, known as Individual Electoral Registration, was introduced in 2014. Under this system electoral registration applications can now only be made on an individual basis, rather than as a household.

Please note that having your name on the electoral register will help you to obtain credit or open a bank or building society account. Lenders now routinely check the register as a way of confirming applicants’ details.

If you need help or advice about registering to vote, please contact Electoral Services using the details below.

Electoral Services
Council of the Isles of Scilly
Town Hall
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
​TR21 0LW

T: 01720 424543

E: elections@scilly.gov.uk