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All of the forms below are in PDF format|.
Application for a Change of Name| -This is an application to allow you to change your name on the Electoral Register. PLEASE NOTE: You must provide documentary evidence to support your application.
Application for Postal Vote | - any elector can apply for a postal vote. In order to vote by post you must complete and return an application form.
Application for Proxy Vote at a Particular Election | - This is an application to allow someone else to be able vote on your behalf at your polling if you are not able to vote yourself on the day.
Application for Postal Proxy at a Particular Election |- This is an application to allow someone else to vote on your behalf by post as they CANNOT attend your polling station. PLEASE NOTE: if your proxy chooses this option the elector will not be able to vote in person at the polling station.
Open Register| -If you wish to include or remove your details from the Open Register, please fill out the online form and supply us with a valid email address.
Other forms can be downloaded from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk |
Statutory Dates for Applications for Registration
If we get your application form by…
Your details will be changed on…
Tuesday 6th May 2014
(Final Election alteration)
Thursday 15th May 2014
Friday 9th May 2014
Monday 2nd June 2014
Monday 9th June 2014
Tuesday 1st July 2014
Thursday 10th July 2014
Friday 1st August 2014
Friday 8th August 2014
Monday 1st September 2014
There is no monthly update during October and November 2014. This is the annual canvass period when all households have to provide updated information to the Electoral Registration Officer. A new Register is published on the 1 December.
Once the form(s) are completed please send them to:
It is a legal requirement that all applications must be signed, applications cannot be sent by e-mail, unless a scanned image of a signed form is attached. When your application is received, we will add you to a monthly list of alterations. Any elector can object to your name being added; if this happens, we will write to you. If your application is not objected to, we will change your details in accordance with the dates listed in the above table. We will let you know when your application is allowed.
There is no monthly update during September, October and November. This is the annual canvass period when all households have to provide updated information to the Electoral Registration Officer. A new Register is published on the 1 December.
Bournemouth's Electoral Register can be viewed at the Town Hall or any library in the Bournemouth Borough Council Area. If you would like to check you are registered then please contact the elections office on the above number.
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