Register to vote

How to register to vote

If you do not have access to the internet, phone us on 0191 427 7000. We can complete your application over the phone.

Information about how we handle your personal data is available in the Council's Privacy Notice - Electoral Services.

Register online

  • Go to
  • Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You'll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits.
  • Look out for a confirmation to say you're registered.