To be able to vote in the next election or referendum, you have to be over 18 and on the electoral register. The electoral register is a list of all the names and addresses of people in the area who can vote. You can only vote if your name is on the register.
How to register to vote
To register to vote, go to: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
If you would like to check if you are registered to vote, you should contact your local electoral services. Find out how to do this here: www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/
Once you are on the electoral register, you can vote in the next election or referendum.