The Register

The City Council keeps a Register of Electors. Only people whose names appear on the register are allowed to vote. There are two versions of the Register:

  • The Full Register of electors lists everyone who is entitled to vote. It is available to check, under supervision, at the Civic Centre, the Central Library and some local libraries. It is also used by other organisations for prevention and detection of crime and checking your identity when you apply for credit. The law states who can have a copy of the full register and what it can be used for.
  • The Edited Register is available for sale to anyone that requests a copy and can be used for any purpose. If you do not want your details to be sold on please place a tick in the appropriate column on the registration form. All occupiers must be asked individually if they want to opt out of the Edited Register.

If you want your details amended on the register or you want to be deleted from the register please contact us.

How to Register

Its important that everybody has the chance to speak up and have their say. Our local councillors make decisions that affect you now as well as what the city will be like in the future. They decide how we best manage national policies, with everything from changes in education to benefits to housing.

In order to be able to vote you must have your name on the electoral register. You can do this either online at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or by post by filling in an application form.

There are two types of form available - one for individual electors (pdf, 181Kb) and one for the whole household (pdf, 181Kb). This form must be signed be each person applying to be added to the register.

Annual canvass of electors

We have now delivered registration forms to every home in Newcastle.  These forms are used to update the regiser, which we publish every year.

You are required by law to supply the information asked for on the form, confirming who lives in each property.

Please respond as soon as possible.  If you do not respond we are required to make a personal visit to your address - so please respond quickly to help your council to save your money.  If you did not respond to the form, you may not appear on the revised register and you might lose your right to vote.

Registering for other services or paying Council Tax does not register you to vote.

Various organisations use the electoral register to check identities, so it may be more difficult to obtain some services if you are not on the register.

If the details on the form are correct and there are no changes to be made

If the details on the form are already correct, you can confirm the details by telephone, via the internet or by text. This is easy to do and will only take a few minutes.

The freephone telephone number, website address and text number are on the form, along with the security code you will need.

If you need to make changes to the form

If there are changes to be made, you will need to complete the paper form and send it back to us in the freepost envelope provided.

Who can Register?

Visit the 'Who Can Vote' page here to view our 'Who Can Register to Vote at a glance' list.  If your nationality is included on the list then you are eligible to vote.

Where you can inspect the register

The full Register of Electors is on public display at the following places :

  • Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre
  • East End Customer Service Centre, Shields Road
  • Gosforth Customer Service Centre and Library
  • Kenton Centre, Hillsview Avenue
  • Outer West Customer Service Centre, West Denton Way
  • West End Customer Service Centre and Library, Condercum Road
  • City Information Service, Level One, City Library.

The following Libraries also have parts of the register:

Fenham Library - Newcastle Central Constituency
East End Library - Newcastle East Constituency
Fawdon Library - Newcastle North Constituency

Old copies of registers that are no longer in force are held in Local Studies at the City Library.

Please note that due to data protection Electoral Services are unable to supply any information from the Register of Electors.

Page last updated: 21 February, 2014