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Find out about this website and the role of Electoral Commission.

Your Vote Matters is a website run by the Electoral Commission.

Voting is your democratic right as a citizen of the UK.

Your Vote Matters is a place for you to find everything you need to know about registering to vote and voting in elections in the UK.

On this website, you can find information on:

  • registering to vote
  • any upcoming elections in the UK
  • the elections that take place in the UK
  • the different ways of voting at UK elections

What is the Electoral Commission?

This site is run by the Electoral Commission.

The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and ensure its integrity by:

  • enabling the delivery of free and fair elections and referendums, focussing on the needs of electors and addressing the changing environment to ensure every vote remains secure and accessible
  • regulating political finance – taking proactive steps to increase transparency, ensure compliance and pursue breaches
  • using our expertise to make and advocate for changes to our democracy, aiming to improve fairness, transparency and efficiency

The Electoral Commission was set up in 2000 and reports to the UK and Scottish Parliaments.