General Election 2020: Registering to Vote

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If you’re thinking of voting in the next election (and you should!), here’s what you need to know:

Firstly, if you registered in the last 8 months, have a read of this article.

If you are registering to vote for the first time you need to send an RFA2 Form along with a hard copy of your current photo ID to your local County Council.

If you registered previously and you’ve since changed your name by deed poll, you do not need to re-register, but you may need to update your details.

Send an RFA2 Form (it’s the same form as above), along with hard copies of your deed poll and current photo ID, to your local County Council.

In both cases, this cannot be done online. You can send your application by post or deliver it in person, but either way it must arrive before 5pm next Wednesday, 22nd January.

This election is also an opportunity to find out where your local politicians stand on the issues that are important to you. Knowing the right questions to ask can help to make sure you get the information you need. We have some suggestions!

Find your local County Council here.

  • Implement full gender recognition for all, so that non-binary people and under-18s can get identifying documents in their correct gender.
  • Ensure appropriate, accessible and timely healthcare for trans people; care that is person-centred and based on international best practice.
  • Introduce hate crime legislation, so that we all feel safer from hateful attacks.