Council elections 5 May 2022
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
Register online at Gov.UK Register to Vote or telephone (01633) 210744
Have your national insurance (NI) number to hand - although you can still register if you do not have one.
You can find your NI number on your national insurance card, payslip or on letters about benefits or tax credits.
Look out for a confirmation to say you are registered.
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).
Apply to vote by post | Electoral Commission
Apply to vote by proxy | Electoral Commission
How to vote by post | Electoral Commission
How to vote by proxy | Electoral Commission
Visit the Gov.UK site to read more about voting
There are two electoral registers compiled from information from residents:
The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections.
Your vote matters, make sure you’re registered
It is used to make sure only eligible people can vote and also for detecting fraud, calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.
The open register is an extract of the electoral register and can be bought by businesses and charities.
Visit Gov.UK Register to Vote and click the checkbox if you do not want your name and address listed on the open register, this will not affect your right to vote.
Read the electoral registration service privacy notice (pdf)
If you feel your safety will be at risk if your name appears on the register of electors contact the Electoral Registration Office for advice.
It is an offence not to provide the Electoral Registration Officer with the information required and could result in a fine.
Electoral Registration Office, Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport, South Wales NP20 4UR
Electoral Registration Helpline: (01633) 210744