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Make your vote count

19 April 2021

On Thursday 6 May 2021 there are elections in every part of the country and you’ll have the opportunity to vote for change. As social housing residents you have the power to have your voice heard, so follow these three easy steps to use your voice and make your vote count.

1. Register to Vote

Registering to vote only takes a few minutes. You’ll need to know your national insurance number and address, click here to start the process.

After you’ve registered, your name and address will appear on the electoral register. If you’re not sure if you’re already registered to vote, you can still put your details in; if you are, you’ll get a response telling you that you’re on the electoral register.

You must be registered to vote by midnight on Monday 19 April.

2. Apply to vote by post

Postal voting allows you to vote without actually going to the polling station which may be your preferred option due to COVID-19.

You’ll get your ballot paper before polling day, giving you time to cast your vote and send it back.

If you have a printer, apply for a postal ballot here: Apply for a postal vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). If you don’t, go here: Home - Online Postal Vote Application.

In England and Wales the deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

3. Don’t forget to vote on 6 May!

Find out what elections are going on in your local area here.

Make your vote count!