Local government elections 2022

Key information for electors (voters)

Key dates and information for electors can be found as follows:

Registering to vote

The last day to register to vote for the local election is midnight on Thursday 14 April 2022.

If you are not registered to vote, further information can be found on registration.

Find you nearest polling station

Choosing to vote by post

To put your postal vote in place for the forthcoming local elections, we will need you to complete a postal vote application form. We will need to receive this in the office by 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2022. Any postal vote applications received after this time will not be able to be processed for the elections on 5 May 2022. Find further information about postal voting.

Cancelling or changing an existing postal vote

To cancel an existing postal vote, you must inform us in writing. This can be done by emailing the Elections team at electreg@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk or writing in to Elections, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1BL. We will need to receive your cancellation by 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2022.

If you are looking to make a change to your postal vote, we recommend that you complete a new application form. A fresh application form can be downloaded.

Choosing to vote by proxy

To appoint someone to vote on your behalf as a proxy, we will need you to complete a proxy vote application form. We will need to receive this is in the office by 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022. Any proxy vote applications received after this time will not be processed for elections on 5 May 2022. Find further information on proxy voting.

Cancelling or changing an existing proxy vote

To cancel an existing proxy vote, you must inform us in writing. This can be done by emailing the Elections team at electreg@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk or writing in to Elections, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1BL. We will need to receive your cancellation by 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022.

If you are looking to make a change to your proxy vote, we recommend that you complete a new application form. A fresh application can be downloaded.

Voting by emergency proxy

Emergency proxies are for medical or work related issues that have arisen after the proxy deadline on 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022. We will need to receive completed emergency proxy applications by 5pm on Thursday 5 May 2022. Find further information on emergency proxies.