This has replaced the old 'household registration' system and means that each individual voter has to register.
Voting is the single most important right in a democratic society and everybody who is entitled to vote should be allowed to register easily.
Registration to vote is now available online. It only takes around five minutes and you will need to input your National Insurance Number if you have one.
If you need assistance with this or any other voter registration issues Hackney Council are running Voter Registration Days in four of the borough's libraries. Staff will be on hand to help people register and answer any questions.
Voter registration days are taking place on Wednesday 28th January and Monday 23rd March from 10.30am to 7pm at Woodberry Down, Shoreditch, Hackney Central and Dalston CLR James libraries.
For more information of Individual electoral Registration (IER) go here.
To register or update your details go to the Government website.
For full details on all ways to register to vote visit the Hackney Council website.