Register to vote

Providing you are eligible, registering to vote is a requirement by law.

To cast a vote in elections, you need to be on the electoral register. Since 2014, each person is responsible for their own registration.

Please note: There are no scheduled elections taking place in Newcastle-under-Lyme on 4 May 2023 as our local elections have already taken place in May 2022.

The quickest and easiest way to register is online.

What information is needed?

To register online, you will need:

  • your date of birth
  • your National Insurance number. If you don't know where to find this, check your official paperwork including payslips, letters from the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) or your national insurance card
  • your name
  • your address

The process will take around five minutes to complete.

Register to vote

What happens next?

We will need to carry out a few checks on your identity. This involves us securely sharing your information with the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP). They will then match the details you have supplied with their records. If a match isn't made, we may request further information from you.

We will send you a confirmation letter in the coming weeks to tell you when your registration will go live.