How to register to vote

How to register to vote

​Find out how to register to vote and see deadlines for getting your name added to the electoral register.

Register to vote online

Register to vote by post

Every autumn we send a household enquiry form to every home in the borough. We use this form to check if our voter registration records are correct.

When you get the form, you need to write the names of everyone who is eligible to vote in your household and return it to us.

How to register by po​st

If your household enquiry form shows that you are new at your address, or you haven’t registered to vote, we will send you a voter registration form. You can then register to vote online or:

  1. ​Complete the form and post it back to us.
  2. You need to include your date of birth and National Insurance number.
  3. We will send your details to the Government for verification.
  4. When they have verified your details, we will publish your name on the register and send you a confirmation letter.
  5. If we need any more information from you, we will contact you.

When you need to register by​

We usually publish an updated version of the electoral register on the first working day of each month.

If you want to be added to the register in time for its next publication date, you need to return your registration form to us before the deadline for that month.

2018 registration deadlines

​Deadline for applications ​Date register published
​Monday 11 December 2017 ​Tuesday 2 January 2018
​Wednesday 10 January 2018 Thursday 1 February 2018
Wednesday 7 February 2018 ​Thursday 1 March 2018
Monday 12 March 2018 Tuesday 3 April 2018
​Tuesday 17 April 2018 ​Wednesday 25 April 2018
​Thursday 10 May 2018 ​Friday 1 June 2018
Friday 8 June 2018 Monday 2 July 2018
Tuesday 10 July 2018 Wednesday 1 August 2018
Friday 10 August 2018 ​Monday 3 September 2018


Electoral Services
London Borough Of Lewisham Laurence House
1 Catford Road
Se6 4ru