Voting in elections
Who can vote
Every day, vital decisions affecting all our lives are taken by Members of Parliament and local councillors elected by the people. These decisions cover many issues, including education and employment, housing, the environment, leisure and social services. You can help choose your representatives. Make sure you have your say - use your right to vote. If you don't you will lose your chance to influence the way things are run in the country, or your part of it. All votes are equal - your vote is as important as anyone else's.
To be able to vote:
- you must be 18 years or over
- your name must be on the Electoral Register.
You can check that your name is on the Register at our office. If it is not, we will advise you on the procedure and timetable for inclusion.