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Voting

How to register to vote

The Local Government Police and Crime Commissioner elections due to be held on Thursday 7 May 2020 have now been postponed for 12 months, you can register to vote here

Where do I vote?

Here is a link to find out where your polling station is.  All you need is your postcode.  

Note that this link will be updated once all polling stations for the next election are confirmed.

How do I vote?

You can vote in person at your allocated polling station. 

You will receive a poll card prior to the election telling you where your polling station is located.  The poll card also confirms that you are registered to vote so do not need to register again.  You do not need to take your poll card with you when you vote but it can help to speed up the process if you do so.

You can also find your polling station online by clicking on the “My Neighbourhood” tab on the council’s website and entering your postcode when prompted.

You can ask someone to vote on your behalf at the polling station (your proxy)

Applications to vote by proxy in a future election can be downloaded from the Electoral Commission websiteCompleted forms should be returned to: Electoral Services, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH or can be emailed to: elections@newcastle.gov.uk

The person you appoint must also be a registered elector to act as your proxy.  It must be someone you can trust to vote in accordance with your instructions.

You can vote by post

Applications to vote by post in a future election can be downloaded from the Electoral Commission websiteCompleted forms should be returned to: Electoral Services, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH or can be emailed to: elections@newcastle.gov.uk

You will need to complete an application form and provide your signature and date of birth.  These details will be checked against the postal vote statement you need to submit with your ballot paper(s) to ensure that they match and are valid. If you have trouble signing your name consistently you can contact Electoral Services who can advise you how to vote by post in these circumstances.

 

Did you know?

You do not need to take your poll card with you when you vote but it can help to speed up the process if you do so.

Related Pages

Need more information?

If you require any further information contact:
elections@newcastle.gov.uk or Tel: 0191 2787878 and ask for Electoral services

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