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How can I register to vote?

Curriculum for Life editorial team
Curriculum for Life editorial team
Elections are coming! In Greater Manchester, although you can’t vote until you are 18, you can register from the age of 16. Find out how here.
Decorative image of a red sticker with the white words I voted, stuck on the end of a finger
Decorative image of a red sticker with the white words I voted, stuck on the end of a finger

Registering to vote is easy

Young people in Greater Manchester can vote in appropriate elections from the age of 18, but you can register to vote from the age of 16. Don’t forget that if you change address you will need to update your registration, and if you move somewhere else then the rules for which elections you can vote in may change.

You can register to vote for up to 12 working days before election day, so don’t leave it too late. Watch this two-minute video for a short guide as to how to register to vote.

 

What is Voter ID?

Voters in some elections (including local elections) will need to show acceptable photo identification (for example, a passport or driving licence0 if they want to vote in a polling station rather than use a postal vote. If you don’t have this, after you have registered to vote, you will need to apply for a free voter ID, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. If you think this might be something you need to do, it’s important you apply as soon as you can.

Find out more answers to your questions about voting, elections and issues like voter ID on the electoral commission’s website.

Registering to vote is easy

Young people in Greater Manchester can vote in appropriate elections from the age of 18, but you can register to vote from the age of 16. Don’t forget that if you change address you will need to update your registration, and if you move somewhere else then the rules for which elections you can vote in may change.

You can register to vote for up to 12 working days before election day, so don’t leave it too late. Watch this two-minute video for a short guide as to how to register to vote.

 

What is Voter ID?

Voters in some elections (including local elections) will need to show acceptable photo identification (for example, a passport or driving licence0 if they want to vote in a polling station rather than use a postal vote. If you don’t have this, after you have registered to vote, you will need to apply for a free voter ID, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. If you think this might be something you need to do, it’s important you apply as soon as you can.

Find out more answers to your questions about voting, elections and issues like voter ID on the electoral commission’s website.

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