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 November. 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. 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 1 December every year following the annual canvass.

How can I find out if I am registered?

You can check whether you are already registered by contacting our Elections team by email at ereg@west-lindsey.gov.uk or by phone at 01427 676576.