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.

Why should I register to vote?

If you don’t register, you can’t vote. To vote in any UK election, you have to be on the electoral register. Once registered, you can then vote in the upcoming Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections on Thursday 5 May 2016. The deadline to register to vote in these elections, is Monday 18 April 2016.

There is also an EU Referendum being held on Thursday 23 June 2016.  The deadline for registering to vote for this referendum is Tuesday 7 June 2016.

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.

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: 
18 March 2016
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