Register to Vote

Electoral Register and voting

South Bucks area is covered by the Beaconsfield parliamentary constituency, which also covers some parts of the Wycombe area.

Register Online   GOV.UK Register to vote

The electoral register is the list of everyone who is registered to vote. Each individual must be on the electoral register in order to vote in UK elections and referendums. You are not automatically registered even if you pay council tax.

Is your name included on the Register of Electors?

In order to vote in elections your name must be included on the Register of Electors. If you are unsure if you are on the Register please ring 01494 732014 or email

If you are not registered, you may do so at any time.

Who can register?

  • Anyone eligible aged 16 or over (you cannot vote until you are 18)
  • British or qualifying Commonwealth citizens
  • Citizens of the Republic of Ireland or other
  • European Union (EU) member states

New registrations

The easiest and quickest way to register to vote is online at GOV.UK Register to vote

If you are unable to register to vote online please contact the elections office on 01494 732014 and we will send you a form.

Change of name

To change your name, please email

I live in two locations, where do I register?

You can register vote in more than one location provided that you usually reside at the property e.g. you are a student with a home and term time address. You can only vote once in any election.

Change of address

If you have changed address, you will need to re-register as if you were completing a new registration.

Further Information

You can find key forms below including the form to complete should you have changed your name.

You will also find external links to Government websites - these include all of the key information you will need to know about the electoral registration process and the Government website to Register to Vote as well as all the information you will need if you are an overseas elector.

I have just registered to vote. How long before I appear on the Electoral Register?

Updates to the electoral register are carried out on a monthly basis, and are published on a notice of alteration. Different deadlines are in place just before an election, and these will be displayed on our website. Notices of alteration are not published in October, November or December when the annual canvass is being carried out. If you are applying for credit during the annual canvass and your electoral register status is not being reflected on your credit report lenders can still check other information held on your credit report, such as where your credit accounts are held. Lenders are aware of the Annual Canvass and therefore will take other information into consideration when assessing a credit application. If you require written confirmation of your registration to vote please contact us.