Voting

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Before you can vote, you have to apply for Individual Elector Registration and in order to register you must:

  • be aged 14 or over
  • live at an address within Newport
  • be an overseas elector whose last UK registered address was in the city

Voting restrictions apply at some elections based on your age and nationality.

Overseas electors are able to vote at Parliamentary (General) elections only.

Which elections can I vote in?

1. Local council and community council election

All registered electors aged 16 years or over on polling day may vote subject to further Welsh Parliament legislation

2. Welsh Parliament election

All registered electors aged 16 years or over on polling day may vote

3. Police and Crime Commissioner election

Registered UK, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union electors over 18 years of age on polling day may vote

4. Parliamentary (General) election

Registered UK, Irish and Commonwealth electors over 18 years of age on polling day may vote 

How to vote

In the UK you can either vote in person at the polling station on election day or apply for a postal vote or apply to vote by proxy (someone voting on your behalf).

Visit the Gov.UK site to read more about voting 

Contact

Electoral Registration Office, Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport, South Wales NP20 4UR

Telephone: (01633) 656656

Email: uvote@newport.gov.uk  

TRA123176 04/08/2020