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Registering to vote

Registering to vote

You can vote in Chesterfield if:

  • you are 18 years old (you can register to vote at age 16)
  • you are a British, other Commonwealth, Irish or other European Union citizen (see the list below).
  • you are living in the Chesterfield Borough Council area
Elections Nationality Checklist (pdf 41 KB)
  • The deadline for applying for a proxy vote for the borough and parish councillor elections on 2 May 2019 is 5pm, Wednesday 24 April 2019.

    This is the last opportunity for anyone who knows that they will not be able to get to their polling station on 8 June to put absent voting arrangements in place.

    * If you are not already on the electoral register you won't be able to vote in the local elections on 2 May; the deadline for registering to vote was Friday 12 April. You can still register to vote in the European elections - the deadline is 7 May 2019.

Register to vote

Paying council tax in Chesterfield does not mean that you are automatically registered to vote.

Go to

  1. Fill in your name, address, date of birth and other details.
  2. You will need your National Insurance number. You can find this on your National Insurance card, in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits.
  3. You will receive confirmation from your council to say 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.

Voter Registration Form (pdf 133 KB)

Contact our elections team on 01246 345806 if you need help registering to vote.

Forgotten your National Insurance number?

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

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

Last updated on 25 February 2019