16 years old in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
14 years old in Scotland
You can register to vote when you’re
18 years old in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
16 years old in Scotland
You can vote when you’re
Elections are where you vote for the people who will make the decisions that affect you every day. These could be decisions about local issues such as your bin collection, national issues like healthcare, or global issues like defence. It is important to vote because otherwise your opinion will not be heard.
In the UK, you can choose whether you vote. If you do not vote, you are letting other people make decisions about issues that affect you.
Who can vote?
be 18 years of age
normally live at an address in Bracknell Forest
be a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union (EU) citizen
To be able to vote in Bracknell Forest, you need to:
EU citizens can vote at local elections and European Parliamentary elections only. They cannot vote at UK Parliamentary elections.
If you are a foreign national and wish to see if you are eligible to register, please check against the list of eligible nationalities.
Remand prisoners may register at the institution where they are currently resident or at the address they would have been resident or have previously lived.
Mental health patients, either voluntary or detained (but not those detained for criminal activity) may register at the institution where they are currently resident or at the address they would have been resident or have previously lived.