Registering to vote

Registering to vote

You can vote in Chesterfield if:

  • you are 18 years old (you can register to vote from age 16)
  • you are a British, other Commonwealth, Irish or other European Union citizen (see the checklist below)
  • you are living in the Chesterfield Borough Council area

Paying Council Tax in Chesterfield does not mean that you are automatically registered to vote.

Contact our customer services team to check if you are already registered to vote.

Register to vote online

You can register to vote quickly and easily at Register to Vote.

You will need your date of birth and your National Insurance number - you can find this on your National Insurance card, or on official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits

We will let you know when you are registered to vote.

If you prefer you can download and print the registration form below and send it back to us by post.

Forgotten your National Insurance number?

If you don’t know your National Insurance number, you should contact Her Majesty's Revenues and Customs (HMRC).*

  • visit the HMRC website
  • telephone the helpline on 0300 200 3502

*HMRC will not tell you your National Insurance number over the telephone, they will post it to you.

If you can't register online

The fastest and easiest way to register is using the online application form on the Government's website. If you can't apply online you can download and print a registration form. You will need to return it by post to:

Chesterfield Borough Council, Electoral Services, Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield, S40 1LP.

For help with the form, please call 01246 345402 or 01246 345507 or email

Are you eligible to register to vote?

Find out about eligibility vote in UK elections:

Find out which nationalities can vote at which elections.

Last updated on 17/07/2024