Individual Electoral Registration (IER)

The way you register to vote has changed.

Individual Electoral Registration (IER) was introduced nationally from 10 June 2014. This has enabled online registration, making registering to vote easier and more convenient.

What has changed?

Previously, the ‘head of household’ was responsible for registering everyone who lived at the address, but now every individual is responsible for their own voter registration. Each person registering needs to provide their national insurance number and date of birth as identifying information. The new system also means people are able to register to vote online.

I was already on the Electoral Register. Am I registered under IER?

Most people who were previously registered to vote were registered automatically under the new system and received a letter in August 2014 confirming this.

A minority of people on the Electoral Register did not match against existing records and therefore could not be transferred automatically to the new register. For example, they may have moved home since the record was last updated, or there may be a difference in the spelling of the two records.

A letter was sent in August 2014 to anyone not automatically registered, letting them know that they needed to register under the new system.

I don't think I'm registered. What should I do?

If you have recently moved into the Borough, or did not receive confirmation that you had been registered automatically, please register to vote online, or call 020 8891 1411.

Updated: 9 May 2017