Benefits of registering
Did you know that not being on the electoral register can negatively impact your credit score?
This can make it difficult when opening bank accounts, arranging rental agreements or mortgages.
Lenders use the information from the electoral register to confirm your identify when you make an application for credit. The register shows your name and address and also how long you have been registered at that address.
Making sure your electoral register details are up-to-date is a straightforward process and an easy way of keeping your credit report as accurate as possible.
As well as being used for electoral purposes and checking credit applications the electoral register is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as:
- detecting crime (e.g. fraud)
- calling people for jury service
If you're not sure if you're already registered use our online form to check.
If I pay Council Tax, am I automatically registered to vote?
Registering for council tax does not automatically put you on the electoral register.