The electoral register is a list of people who are eligible to vote in elections and referendums in Northumberland. You cannot vote if your name does not appear on the register.
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Please note you are unable to view the electoral register online, however this can be viewed in person at our local offices. Please contact the elections office for more details and to arrange an appointment.
Elections Office - 01670 624811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whilst Northumberland County Council have no scheduled elections taking place this year*, from May 2023 voters in England will need to show an accredited form of photographic identification in order to receive their ballot paper(s) to cast their vote at a polling station for local elections, referendums, recall petitions and Police and Crime Commissioner elections. Voter ID will not be required at UK Parliamentary General Elections until October 2023. Please note that these new requirements will not affect electors who vote by post.
*Identification will be required at all unscheduled polls (by elections) that take place from May 2023
Electors who do not hold any of the accredited forms of photo ID will be able to apply (if required) for a free Voter Authority Certificate.
For more information on the new requirements including a list of acceptable forms of ID and how to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate please see the link(s) below
Click here to learn more about voter ID
Click here to apply for photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’)
Click here to apply for a paper Voter Authority Certificate application form
Click here to apply for a Postal Vote
To vote by post at any election we must receive your application at the very latest by 5pm on the 11th working day before the election. If you require information about alternatives to voting in person, please contact the Elections office.
Click here to apply for a Proxy Vote
To vote by proxy at any election, we must receive your application at the very latest by 5pm on the 6th working day before the election. If you wish to enquire about a proxy vote, you should contact the Elections office.
Using information received from the public, registration officers keep two registers: the electoral register and the open register.
The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as detecting crime (e.g. fraud), calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.
The open register is an extract of the electoral register but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.
If you wish to be removed from the open register, please click here or contact the Elections office.
During the annual canvass every household in Northumberland will receive a letter or canvass form listing everyone who is currently registered to vote at the property, this takes place every year between July and December.
We now send out two different types of correspondence, rather than one standard form. Unlike previous years we no longer require a response from every household, only the household who have received a canvass form are required to respond.
Click here for further information regarding this years annual canvass
As part of Northumberland County Council`s Annual Canvass, we are this year inline with updated legislation using additional methods of communication, including emailing residents where we hold an email address.
If in any doubt regarding the legitimacy of these emails, please contact the Elections office on 01670 624811 or email@example.com
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A press notice on Royal Assent of the Act was published on gov.uk on 28 April, and the House of Commons Library has updated its briefing on the passage of the Act. Much of the detail for implementation of the Elections Act will be set out in secondary legislation, which will be made over the course of 2022/23 now that the primary legislation has received Royal Assent.
Significant changes have been introduced by this legislation which include:
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County Council Elections - total results by party
Amble West with Warkworth
Berwick West with Ord
Cramlington South East
Haydon & Haddrian
Hexham Central with Acomb
Newbiggin Central with East
Norham & Islandshires
Ponteland East & Stannington
Ponteland South with Heddon
Seaton with Newbiggin West
Seghill with Seaton Delaval
Stocksfield & Broomhaugh
Cramlington South East
Seghill with Seaton Delaval
MCGUINNESS, Cara Kim (LAB): 6,109
Result for Berwick Town Council by Election (Grove)
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View summary of results including turnout here
First Count Declaration
Second Count Declaration
Count stage 1 result
Count stage 2 result
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Declaration of result
2020 Cartington - Abolished and merged with Rothbury & Thropton
2020 Easington - Abolished and merged with Belford & reduction in seats
2020 Hauxley and Amble
2020 Longhoughton - Redistribution of seats
2020 Newton By The Sea - Reduce seats
2020 Rothbury, Whitton and Tosson
2019 Broomley and Stocksfield - Name Change
Final recommendations have been considered by full council. Council have resolved to make any outstanding Orders.
2020 Newsham and Seghill
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