The electoral registration system in Great Britain changed from 10 June 2014. The new system is called 'Individual Electoral Registration' (IER).
Previously, one person - the 'head of household' - was responsible for registering everyone who lived at the address, but now every individual is responsible for their own voter registration. The new system also allows people to register online at the www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Most people who are currently registered to vote will be automatically re-registered under the new system because local elections offices are comparing their electoral registers with other records to confirm who people are. This will be done carefully through a secure system that has been tested thoroughly. A small number of people on the electoral register may not have been automatically registered under the new system because of slight mismatches in the records and will be required to re-register. It is straightforward for these people to re-register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
For more information please visit the www.gov.uk/yourvotematters
If you don't know or can't remember your National Insurance number go to www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number
Last Updated: 10/03/2016