Register now to vote in 2016

Published: Friday, 30th October 2015

If you are not registered to vote then you cannot vote in any elections or referendums. You have to register yourself, no one can do this for you.

Local elections will take place across Oxford City on Thursday 5 May 2016 for half of Oxford City Council seats. Election for the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner will also take place on that day.

To register your name on the electoral register go online. It only takes five minutes and all you need is your name, address, date of birth and national insurance number.

If you would like to find out if you are already registered or would like an application form in paper form, contact our Electoral Registration Office, on 01865 252987or or

You will need to re-register every time you move home. 

You can register if:

  • you are 17 years old (and in some cases if you are 16). However, you can only vote when you become 18.
  • you are British or qualifying Commonwealth citizens. This means Commonwealth citizens who have leave to remain in the UK or do not require such leave.
  • you are a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union (EU) member states.