What happens once I have registered?

What happens next?

If your application is valid and not subject to any objections we will write to tell you that you will be added to the electoral register.

However, there may be some cases where we need more information – for example, about another address or about your immigration status – and we will contact you if this is required.

If we are unable to verify your details or need further clarification after application we will contact you:

  • either to clarify any element of your application
  • or to ask you to provide documentary evidence, such as a copy of a passport or driving licence, to support your application.

Register Updates

Electoral services issue a monthly update, called a “list of alterations”, which is published every month between January and September. Please note that there is a ‘cut off’ date by which a registration application must be received for it to be included on a monthly update and this date  cannot be changed as it is set in law. Therefore, depending on when an application is received it may take up to 8 weeks until an individual’s details actually appear on the electoral register at an address.  It may also take some time for credit agencies to update their records after they receive the monthly update files. 

Please note that a full revised register is published on 1st December every year following the annual canvass. There are normally no monthly updates published in October or November, as they fall within the annual canvass, during which every property in North Kesteven is contacted to check if their electoral register details are accurate. 

How can I find out if I am registered?

You can check whether you are already registered by contacting the Elections team by email or by phone on 01529 414155.