Electoral Application Forms

Registering to vote or updating your details

Household Confirmation

Have you received a Household Enquiry Form? For more information please visit our Household Confirmation webpage. 

Registering to Vote

You can register to vote by post or online. If you wish to apply online please visit www.gov.uk/registertovote.

Due to the new Individual Electoral Registration system, you’ll need your National Insurance number and date of birth in order to register.

If you apply online, your application will be sent to the Elections Office. They will send you a confirmation letter once your application has been processed.

If you wish to apply by post, please contact the Elections Office on 01202 451123 and they will send you an Individual Registration Form.

If you have received a Household Enquiry Form for your property please add any new people to this form and return it to us. Any new residents will need to register individually, as discussed above.

Application Forms

  • Application for Postal Vote - complete this form if you want to vote by post in elections. 
  • Application for Proxy Vote - complete this form if you can’t get to your polling station and want someone else to vote on your behalf at an election.
  • Application for Postal Proxy - complete this form if you can’t get to your polling station and want someone else to vote on your behalf by post. This person can’t go to your polling station to vote. 
  • Application for a Change of Name - complete this form to change your name on the Electoral Register. NB: You must return a photocopy of documentary evidence with your form (i.e. a copy of a marriage certificate).
  • Request for Attestation - only complete this form if we have told you that you need an Attestation.
  • Overseas Electors - If you are an elector living abroad and wish to vote by post or proxy, you can download a Postal Vote or Proxy Vote application. Please ensure that you are already on the Register as an Overseas Elector before you request a postal or proxy vote. 

When you’ve completed your form, send it to us at:

Room 15
Town Hall

You must sign your application form. You can email us a scanned copy providing it's got your signature on it.

Please note that if you are a postal or postal proxy voter at the time of an election deadline, you cannot cancel your postal/postal proxy vote after the 5pm deadline before an Election, and you are not able to change it to a proxy vote. The same applies to a proxy vote after the proxy vote deadline.

You can ask us to remove your details from the Open Register here.

If you are currently a postal voter and wish to cancel your postal vote, to vote in person, please email your full name and address to absent.voting@bournemouth.gov.uk and state that you no longer wish to vote by post.


Monthly Updates and Statutory Dates for Applications for Registration

You can apply to be included in the Register of Electors at any time. If your application is successful, you'll be added at the next monthly update.

If we get your application form by…

Your details will be changed on…

Monday 12th December 2016

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Tuesday 10th January 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Wednesday 1st March 2017

Friday 10th March 2017

Monday 3rd April 2017

Thursday 6th April 2017

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Thursday 1st June 2017

Friday 9th June 2017

Monday 3rd July 2017

Monday 10th July 2017

Tuesday 1st August 2017

Wednesday 10th August 2017

Friday 1st September 2017

There are no monthly updates during October and November because all households are asked to give their information to the Electoral Registration Officer during the Annual Canvass period.
A Full Electoral Register will be published on 1st December 2017.

You can view Bournemouth’s Register of Electors in the Town Hall or any of the Bournemouth libraries.

Contact Us


Electoral Services

01202 451123


Electoral Services

Town Hall
Bourne Avenue


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