Reduced Services

Accessing Council Services:  

By accessing our wide range of 24/7 online services
By emailing directly to the relevant service
By phoning First Contact on 01268 882200 (8.45am to 5.15pm Mon to Thurs, and to 4.45pm on Fri). 
By pre-booked appointment at the Kiln Road office (9.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri) - these can be arranged by phoning First Contact on 01268 882200.

Electoral Services

If you have any enquiries please contact or telephone 01268 882200 

Register to Vote - Individual Electoral Registration

Annual Canvass of the Register of Electors

The Government requires every Local Authority to conduct an  Annual Canvass of the Register of Electors  in order to make sure that the information we hold is correct and up to date. 

Registering to Vote

You need to register to vote before you can vote in UK Elections and Referendums.

You can register on-line at

Each Individual is responsible for registering themselves and you need to provide your National Insurance Number and Date of Birth when registering.  This makes the electoral register more secure.

For further information regarding the election please go to

Register to vote?

  1. Go to
  2. Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You'll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits, tax credits or pensions.
  3. Please note that we currently have limited access to our offices.  To prevent any delay in your registration please provide an email address or telephone number when registering so that if we need to we can contact you regarding any queries.
  4. If you provide your email address or telephone number we will communicate with you via this method.

Rolling registration dates for electoral registration


Qualifying Dates 2022  (latest date application to be received)

Register Publication Date 2022
13 December  4 January
10 January  1 February
7 February 1 March
10 March 1 April
7 April 3 May 
10 May 1 June
9 June 1 July
8 July 1 August
10 August 1 September
9 September 3 October
10 October 1 November

To find out more go to

Or go to

Postal or proxy voting

Please note we currently have limited access to our offices and may be unable to meet our usual standard in processing postal vote and proxy applications at this time.  We will process your application as soon as we are able to and thank you for your patience during this difficult and unprecedented period.   

You can apply for a postal vote at any time, whether permanently or for a specific election. You can also have a proxy vote (where someone votes on your behalf) if you are physically unable to vote in person at the time of the election. If you wish to apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote, please complete one of the forms below and either post or email it back to us at Approximately 3-4 weeks before an election, providing you are on the Electoral Register, we will send you a poll card informing you of the location of your polling station and the times of poll.

General Enquiries

For all other enquiries please contact us at or by telephone on 01268 882200.