The way we all register to vote has changed from June 2014 under a new system called Individual Electoral Registration. Previously, the head of a household has been responsible for registering everyone who lives there. From now on people will register as individuals instead, using this new system.

How to register to vote

You can now register to vote online in as little as 3 minutes on the GOV.UK website. All you need is your name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number.

Why should I register to vote?

If you don’t register, you can’t vote. Registering to vote means you can vote and have your say in local and national elections. The electoral register is also used in Credit Referencing when buying some items, such as mobile phones, or opening a bank account.

How can I find out if I'm registered to vote?

You can contact our Electoral Services department.

Phone: 0191 278 7878 (and ask for Electoral Services)


Electoral Services
Newcastle City Council
Civic Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne

Page last updated: 
3 April 2018
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