Register to vote
The electoral register is a record of everyone who lives within the boundaries of the local authority and who is eligible to vote at elections. This is kept in two versions, full which includes all electors and edited which only includes those electors who have given permission for their details to be on the list. The edited version must be available for viewing by the public at the council, and may be sold commercially.
Being on the electoral register means that you can vote in the next election or referendum. It may also improve your credit rating as many agencies use the register to prove who you are.
Responding to a voter registration form is a legal requirement. Even if you are not eligible to vote or you are a student living away from home, you must respond to the form.