Contact us Call 01892 602417 Email [email protected] Electoral registration form for a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, their spouse or civil partner If you are a member of the Armed Forces, or the spouse or registered civil partner of a member of the Armed Forces, and you are a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth or EU citizen you can register either as a service voter or as an ordinary voter. The way you choose to register will depend on your personal circumstances. You can register as a service voter using this form or by registering online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. This allows you to be registered for five years at a fixed address in the UK even if you move around. You must renew your application every five years, but you can cancel it at any time. Registering as a service voter is particularly useful if you are based overseas or think you may be posted overseas in the next few years. If you are based in the UK and are unlikely to be posted overseas or change address in the next year, you can alternatively register to vote as an ordinary voter online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-tovote or by completing a registration form which you can request by contacting us using the details above. Your unit has a designated Unit Registration Officer who will be able to give you more information and advice. Ask your administration office for contact details. Go online You can fill in this form at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote Who is eligible to register to vote? You can register to vote in the UK if you are: resident (usually live in the UK), or would if you weren’t a member of the Armed Forces or their spouse/civil partner), and aged 16 or over (although you won’t be able to vote until you are 18). You must also be either: a British, Irish or European Union citizen, or a Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK. How to register as a service voter 1. To register to vote in the UK, fill in the registration form overleaf. You are resident at an address if that is your permanent home address. However, this does not mean you need to be physically present at that address all the time – if you are temporarily absent, for example, because you are posted abroad, you may still be resident at that address, provided the property remains your permanent home. Whether you are resident at an address will depend on your individual circumstances. If you have any doubts about whether you are resident at an address, you should contact your local Electoral Registration Officer for advice. 2. Make sure you sign the declaration. 3. Return your completed form to us at the address shown above. Register to vote as soon as you can, or it may be too late to vote in the next election. Electoral registration form for a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, their spouse or civil partner Register to vote Go online You can fill in this form at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote Only one person can register to vote using this form. Use black ink and write in CAPITALS or go online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Your name and address Forename(s) Surname Your UK registration address Please give the full UK address where you would like to register. This can be: Postcode This address is where: I am currently living. I would be living if I or my spouse or civil partner were not in the Armed Forces and posted abroad. I have lived in the past. Your correspondence address or British Forces Post Office Number Postcode Changed your name? No Please tell us the date you changed your name DD MM YYYY (optional). Moved in the last 12 months? Yes If yes, please give any previous address where you have lived during the last year. Postcode If this address was overseas, were you registered in the UK as an overseas voter? No the address where you or your spouse or civil partner are currently living if you or your spouse or civil partner are posted abroad and not resident in the UK, the address where you would be living if you or your spouse or civil partner were not posted abroad. If you cannot say where you are or would be living, give an address where you have lived in the past. Yes If yes, please give us your most recent previous name (optional). No Yes For example, you may have got married and changed your name. You do not have to give us details of your name change but it will help us identify you. If this information is not given then you may need to provide additional identity documents. ITR-F-E Your service details Rank or rating Royal Navy Army Royal Air Force Service number Regiment or corps (Army only) Brigade, squadron or other organisational details Or, I am the spouse or civil partner of a member of the Armed Forces, and have given their service details above. Your date of birth (DD MM YYYY) If you don’t know your date of birth, please tick if you are: Under 18 18–75 Aged 76 or over Your nationality Your National Insurance number You may find this on your payslip, or on official letters about tax, pensions or benefits. Don’t know your exact date of birth? Please give the date you put on official documents (for example, your passport or driving licence) or tick one of the boxes. Your date of birth identifies you, confirms your eligibility to vote and can be used to call people for jury service. If you have more than one nationality, please include them all. You can only register to vote in the UK if you have leave to remain. We may check your immigration status with the Home Office before we include you on the electoral register. If you cannot tell us your National Insurance number, we may need to ask you for proof of your identity. We will contact you about this, and it may take longer to deal with your application. Don’t know your date of birth, nationality or National Insurance number? Please tell us why. Contact details Telephone number(s) Email address (if you have one) in CAPITALS Page 3 of 4 You don’t have to give us your contact details, but if you do it will help us if we need to contact you about your registration. ITR-F-E The open register I don’t want my name and address to be included in the open register. There’s more information about the open register at the bottom of this page. Registering anonymously? I have also submitted an application to register anonymously Can’t vote in person? If you are unable to go to the polling station in person on polling day, please choose how you would like to vote and we will send you a form. By post You can also download an application form at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk By proxy (someone voting on your behalf) Declaration I confirm that I am a British, Irish, European Union or qualifying Commonwealth citizen. Qualifying Commonwealth citizens are people who have leave to enter or remain in the UK or who do not require such leave. I confirm that I am living in the UK or would be living in the UK if I or my spouse or civil partner were not serving in the Armed Forces. To the best of my knowledge, the information in this form is true. I understand that the information I have given on this form will be used on the electoral register. I understand that it is an offence to knowingly give false information in this form, and that I could face an unlimited fine and/or up to six months in prison. Signature Date (DD MM YYYY) Now return the form Send the signed form in the replypaid envelope – or to the address on page 1 of this form. Other information The open register When we receive your form There are two registers. Why? Using information received from the public, registration officers keep two registers – the electoral register and the open register (also known as the edited register). The electoral register The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as: detecting crime (e.g. fraud) calling people for jury service checking credit applications. The open register The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote. You can find more information about both registers and how they may be used at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Page 4 of 4 If we need more information – for example, about another address or, if you are a Commonwealth citizen, about your immigration status – we will contact you. If you are eligible, we will send you confirmation that you are on the electoral register. If you are aged 16 or 17, we will let you know when you are on the register. Your personal information We will only use the information you give us for electoral purposes. We will look after personal information securely and we will follow the Data Protection Act 1998. We will not give personal information about you and the other people in your household to anyone else or another organisation unless we have to by law.
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