Voting and Elections

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.

Here you will find information on how you can register to vote, or make changes to you current registration.

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 elections@northumberland.gov.uk

Click here to Register to Vote

You can register to vote if you are 16 years old or over and a British citizen or an Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizen who is resident in the UK.

If you are 16 or 17, you can apply to be added to the register in advance, however you cannot vote until you are 18.

Advice on postal voting 

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.

Advice on proxy voting

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

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

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 elections@northumberland.gov.uk

This section provides information on upcoming elections and referendums to be held in Northumberland, as well as information linked to previous elections.

For any queries please contact the Elections office on 01670 624811 or elections@northumberland.gov.uk

Implications for voters, candidates, and political parties

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:

Voter Identification

  • Electors needing to show an approved form of photo identity before voting in a polling station
  • Electors without a suitable form of photo identity will be able to apply for a free Voter Identity Card from December 2022 - a link to the Government portal will appear here in due course
  • Will be in force from the May 2023 elections

Accessibility at polling stations 

  • Additional support will be provided to voters with disabilities at polling stations
  • Voters with a disability can be assisted by anyone in future over the age of 18
  • Will be in force from the May 2023 elections

Absent voting - postal and proxy voting

  • Political parties and campaigners banned from handling postal votes
  • There will be a limit of 6 postal votes a person can hand in at a polling station
  • Postal voters will need to make a fresh application every 3 years, instead of the 5-yearly signature refresh
  • Electors will only be allowed to act as proxy for up to 4 people, of which no more than 2 can be "domestic electors" - i.e. not overseas voters
  • Applications will require identity verification - both online and paper applications will include a requirement for the applicant's identity to be verified
  • Secrecy and postal vote handling rules expected to be in place for May 2023 polls
  • Change to the three yearly application process will be transitional, starting from January 2024
  • Postal vote application and new proxy limit expected for May 2024 polls
  • Electors will be able to apply online for an absent vote
  • The online application service is estimated to be available from July 2023

EU Citizens' Voting and Candidacy Rights

  • EU citizens will no longer automatically be entitled to register, vote, and stand for election
  • Two groups of EU citizens will retain their rights:
    • 'qualifying EU citizens' from countries with reciprocal agreements, and who have leave, or do not require it, to remain in the UK - currently Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Spain
    • 'EU citizens with retained rights' who were resident in the UK before 1 January 2021 - i.e. before the UK left the EU
  • Applies to all local elections and referendums in England and to the Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Overseas Electors

  • The arbitrary 15-year limit on British citizens living abroad is removed
  • Overseas electors will be able to register at an address where they were previously registered OR even never registered, where they were last resident
  • The registration period is extended from one year to three
  • Expected to be in place by May 2024

Ashington Parish - Seaton Ward Election

View full declaration of result of poll here

Eglingham Parish Election

View full declaration of result of poll here

Seghill with Seaton Delaval By Election 

View full declaration of result of poll here

Hexham Parish - Priestpopple Ward Election

View full declaration of result of poll here

Hexham East By Election

View full declaration of result of poll here

2021 County & Parish Elections

County Council Elections - total results by party

County Results

Alnwick
Amble
Amble West with Warkworth
Ashington Central
Bamburgh
Bedlington Central
Bedlington East
Bedlington West
Bellingham
Berwick East
Berwick North
Berwick West with Ord
Bothal
Bywell
Choppington
College
Corbridge
Cowpen
Cramlington East
Cramlington Eastfield
Cramlington North
Cramlington South East
Cramlington Village
Cramlington West
Croft
Druridge Bay
Haltwhistle
Hartley
Haydon
Haydon & Haddrian
Hexham Central with Acomb
Hexham East
Hexham West
Hirst
Holywell
Humshaugh
Isabella
Kitty Brewster
Longhorsley
Longhoughton
Lynmouth
Morpeth Kirkhill
Morpeth North
Morpeth Stobhill
Newbiggin Central with East
Newsham
Norham & Islandshires
Pegswood
Plessey
Ponteland East & Stannington
Ponteland North
Ponteland South with Heddon
Ponteland West
Prudhoe North
Prudhoe South
Rothbury
Seaton with Newbiggin West
Seghill with Seaton Delaval
Shilbottle
Sleekburn
South Tynedale
Stakeford
Stocksfield & Broomhaugh
Wensleydale
Wooler

Parish Results

Beadnell
Bedlington Central
Bedlington East
Bothal
Choppington
College
Cowpen
Cramlington East
Cramlington Eastfield
Cramlington North
Cramlington South East
Cramlington Village
Cramlington West
Croft
Felton
Gilesgate
Hartley
Haydon
Hirst
Holy Island
Holywell
Humshaugh
Isabella
Kitty Brewster
Leazes
Longhirst
Morpeth Kirkhill
Morpeth North
Morpeth Stobhill
Newbiggin East
Newbiggin South
Newbiggin West
Newsham
North Sunderland
Park Road
Plessey
Ponteland North
Ponteland West
Priestpopple
Prudhoe Hall
Seaton
Seghill with Seaton Delaval
Sleekburn
South Blyth
St Boisil
Stakeford
Wensleydale
West Wylam

2021 Police and Crime Commissioner

Overall Result
Votes have been combined for the Northumbria Force Area PCC, and the results are below. ​

CRUTE, Duncan Carlyle (CON): 139875          ​    ​
MCGUINNESS, Cara Kim (LAB): 206467​

Kim McGuinness officially re-elected.
 
Second preference votes counted from Northumberland.​

CRUTE, Duncan Carlyle (CON): 4,397         ​       ​

MCGUINNESS, Cara Kim (LAB): 6,109 

2020 Parish & Town Council by elections

Result for Berwick Town Council by Election (Grove)

View Declaration of result 

Result for Blyth Town Council (Cowpen)

View Declaration of result


2019 Parliamentary Election

Blyth Valley Parliamentary Constituency

View signed declaration of result of poll here
View summary of results including turnout here 

Wansbeck Parliamentary Constituency

View signed declaration of result of poll here
View summary of results including turnout here 

Hexham Parliamentary Constituency

View signed declaration of result of poll here
View summary of results including turnout here 


Berwick-upon-Tweed Constituency
View signed declaration of result of poll here
View summary of results including turnout here 

2019 Police and Crime Commissioner

First Count Declaration 
Second Count Declaration

2019 European Parliament 

Local results
Regional results

2019 North of Tyne Combined Authority Mayoral

Local result
Count stage 1 result
Count stage 2 result
Overall result
Find out more about the North of Tyne Combined Authority here

2019 County By Election (Holywell)

Declaration of result

 

In this section you will find information regarding Polling reviews & all other Electoral Services matters.

For any queries please contact the Elections office on 01670 624811 or elections@northumberland.gov.uk
Notice of Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations 2019
Terms of reference
Survey of current polling stations
Maps of divisional boundaries

Documents relating to the review can be inspected at Information Centres around Northumberland at:
Alnwick - Greenwell Lane, Greenwell Road, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1HB
Ashington - Wansbeck Square, Station Road, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9XL
Bedlington - Bedlington Library, Glebe Road, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 6JX
Berwick - Berwick Library, Walkergate, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 1DB
Blyth - Blyth Library, 20 Bridge Street, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 2DJ
Cramlington - Concordia Leisure Centre, Forum Way, Cramlington, NE23 6YB
Hexham - Queens Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3LS
Morpeth - Royal Sovereign House, Manchester Street, Morpeth, NE61 1BH
Seaton Delaval - Astley Community High School, Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, NE25 0BW