Electoral Register

Thank you for selecting the web option to respond to the 2021 update of the Isle of Man electoral register.

You can use this service to confirm that the pre-populated details on your registration form are correct, or to notify us of any changes. This helps us to maintain an accurate record of people who are eligible to vote in an election.

Click on the ‘Electoral Register’ button above and enter your postcode and unique 10-digit security code, which is printed in the top right-hand corner of your form.

Check the details of each individual registered in the household and either confirm as correct or amend as necessary.

The ‘Add Elector’ button can be used to register a new eligible elector, for example, a member of the household who will turn 16 years old by 31 March 2021.

Properties currently showing on our database as containing no registered electors receive a blank form addressed to ‘The Occupier’. In this instance, use the ‘Add Elector’ button to enter the details of all the eligible electors in the property, or confirm that there are no eligible electors living at the address.

Once all the household members’ electoral registration details have been confirmed or updated, click the ‘Submit’ button.

You will receive confirmation that your response has been successful.

If you have any queries or experience any difficulties using the online service, please call the Electoral Registration Unit on 01624 685754 or email elections@gov.im

Note that it is a legal requirement to respond to the annual canvass, even if you have registered previously or if you choose not to vote.

 

Eligibility for electoral registration

You are entitled to be on the electoral register if you:

  • Have reached the age of 16
  • Have had your usual place of abode in the Isle of Man for the preceding 12 months
  • Are not subject to any legal incapacity to vote

Please note that students registered at their university address to vote in the United Kingdom are still eligible to be registered in the Isle of Man.

 

Benefits of electoral registration

The electoral register is a list of all the people entitled to vote in the Isle of Man. It includes your name, address and an electoral number that is unique to you.

You must be registered in order to take part in elections in the Isle of Man.

This is particularly important as 2021 is election year in the Isle of Man, with Local Authority elections taking place on 22 April and the House of Keys General Election on 23 September.

Not being on the electoral register can also affect your credit reference history and potentially result in an application for a mortgage, loan or mobile phone contract being refused.

 

The edited register

The edited version of the electoral register omits the names and addresses of electors who have asked for their details to be excluded.

Copies of the edited register are commercially available for purchase.

You can choose to opt out of the edited register by ticking the relevant box on the elector details page.

New legislation being introduced later this year will result in the abolition of the edited register.

 

Jury Exemption

The jury exempt box should be ticked for any person who:

  • Will be younger than 18 years of age on 31 March 2021
  • Will have reached his or her 66th birthday by 1 April 2021
  • Has not been ordinarily resident in the British Islands for a period of at least five years since attaining the age of 13
  • Falls into any of the categories of exempt or disqualified persons. The full list is available at courts.im/jury-service/eligibility

 

Email addresses

Your email address will only be used for electoral purposes and will not be shared on the register or with third parties.

 

Privacy notice

Why we’re able to process your information: The Cabinet Office is legally obliged to collect this data, which is then used to prepare and maintain the Electoral Register, as set out in the Registration of Electors Act (2006).

What purpose we are processing it for: To prepare, maintain and revise the registers of persons entitled to vote at elections.

Whether there are other recipients of your personal information:  For the purpose advised, the Cabinet Office have engaged the Isle of Man Post Office as a service provider.

For postal, scanning and logistics services: Isle of Man Post Office, Postal Headquarters, Spring Valley Industrial Estate, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 1AA.

Contact Details: Isle of Man Post Office Data Protection Officer, Postal Headquarters, Spring Valley Industrial Estate, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 1AA. dpo@iompost.com

More detailed information can be found on the following web page www.gov.im/co-privacy.