Register and how to vote

You can register to vote if you are:

  • 16 years old or over (you can only vote once you are 18)
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen resident in the UK
  • an EU citizen resident in the UK
  • A qualifying Commonwealth citizen is someone who has leave to enter or remain in the UK, or does not require such leave.

For details on registering as a service voter or overseas elector, please visit the Electoral Commission website.

Register to vote

How you can vote

Vote by post

If you are registered to vote, you can register to vote by post. You must fill out your postal vote application by hand as we require a physical signature and not a digital signature. If you do not have printing facilities please email us at: with your full name and address to request a hard copy to be sent to you via post. 

You can return your completed postal vote application to us via email or via post: Electoral Services, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN

Vote in person at the polling station

If you are registered to vote, a poll card will be sent to you before the election. Your poll card tells you where your polling station will be. You do not need your poll card to vote although it will help the staff at the polling station if you bring it with you.

If you would like to find out where your polling station is in the run up to an election, please contact the Electoral Services team on 0300 456 0112 or

Visit GOV.UK for more information about how to vote in person.

Ask someone to vote by proxy on your behalf

If you are registered to vote and cannot make it to the polling station on polling day, you can nominate someone to vote on your behalf. See more information about proxy voting at the Electoral Commission website.

The electoral register explained

Frequently asked questions

Contact us


Electoral Services
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
BA14 8JN



0300 456 0112