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Electoral Registration

You must register to be able to vote.

The electoral register is the list of everyone who is registered to vote.

You must be on the register to vote in elections and referendums.

You are not automatically registered, even if you pay council tax.

Annual canvass

Every year an up-to-date copy of the electoral register is printed and published.

The 2012/2013 register was printed October 15 2012.

Forms will be sent to every property in the Newport area between October 2012 and March 2014 to collate information for the 2014 register which is due to be printed March 10 2014.

There will be no rolling registration from November 2013 until March 2014 so in order to register you must complete an annual canvass form.

There are two versions of the register – the full version and the edited version. Your details appear on the full version of the register, but you can choose whether or not your details appear on the edited register.

  • The full register is used for elections and referendums, preventing and detecting crime and checking applications for credit.
  • The edited register is available for general sale and can be used for commercial activities such as marketing.

Changes can be made to the register during the year, subject to some basic period exceptions.

It is in your own interest to ensure your name appears on the electoral register.

Check if you are on the current register by inspecting it during office hours at the Electoral Registration Office or enquire by telephone or email.

National Fraud Initiative

Newport City Council, along with other councils in England and Wales, is required to take part in the National Fraud Initiative data matching exercise…

Electoral Registration Office

Main Reception
Civic Centre
Newport
South Wales NP20 4UR
Telephone: (01633) 210744
Fax: (01633) 232660

Email: uvote@newport.gov.uk

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