The way we all register to vote is changing.

Rather than one person in the household completing a household registration form, now everyone must register individually under the government’s new system of Individual Electoral Registration (IER).

Many people will automatically have been registered because their details match with data held by the Department for Work & Pensions or local council databases. This is the case for about 70% of people in Oxford.

However, some people have to provide additional details to ensure they are registered to vote. Everyone will have received a letter from the council telling them whether they have to take any action or not.

People new to Oxford, in particular the incoming cohort of students, will need to register to be able to vote in next year’s General Election. The easiest way to do this is online at

If you have any questions about your electoral registration you can contact the council at 01865 249 811.


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