Registering to vote

The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 Hounslow Council elections is on Tuesday 17 April.

If you and anyone that you live with qualify to vote you will need to register to vote, you will need to do this individually. You also need to change your details if you move house.

You can find out more about them Your details will be kept on an electoral register. We keep two copies of the electoral register. You can find out more about them at the bottom of this page.

You can now register to vote online at and it should only take a few minutes. You will need your National Insurance number and date of birth to complete the application.

How do I find out if I am on the electoral register?

Approximately a month before an election, if you have registered to vote you will receive a poll card, which provides details for how you can vote on polling day. If you need to know before then, contact the council’s Electoral Services

When will my details be added to the electoral register?

On the first working day of each month (except in October, November and December), we publish a list of alterations to the electoral register. In the weeks prior to an election, we may publish some additional lists of alterations.

Application received by

Date added to electoral register

Monday 11 December 2017 Tuesday 2 January 2018
Wednesday 10 January 2018 Wednesday 1 February 2018
Wednesday 7 February 2018 Thursday 1 March 2018
Monday 12 March 2018 Tuesday 3 April 2018
Monday 26 March 2018 Friday 6 April 2018
Monday 9 April 2018 Wednesday 18 April 2018
Tuesday 17 April 2018 Thursday 26 April 2018
Thursday 10 May 2018 Friday 1 June 2018
Friday 8 June 2018 Monday 2 July 2018
Tuesday 10 July 2018 Wednesday 1 August 2018
Friday 10 August 2018 Monday 3 September 2018

How will I know I’ve been added to the electoral register?

We will send you a confirmation letter once your name has gone on the register.

As long as you have given all the information requested you will be added to the register. If we need more information we will get in touch.

You can find out if you are on the electoral register by emailing the Elections team or by calling 020 8583 2828.

How do I opt out of the open register?

Using information received from the public, registration officers keep two registers – the electoral register and the open register (also known as the edited register). The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone that is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as:

  • detecting crime (e.g. fraud)
  • calling people for jury service
  • checking credit applications.

The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.

If you want to opt out of having your details appear on the open register please email the Elections team or call us on 020 8583 2828. Please note that an individual must make this request themselves as we cannot accept a request made on someone else’s behalf.

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