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Registering to vote

The way we register to vote is called 'Individual Electoral Registration'.

This system came into effect in 2014. Previously, the way we registered to vote was different. Find out more at Your Vote Matters.


How do I register?

  1. Everyone is responsible for registering themselves
  2. Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
  3. 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 on official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits
  4. Look out for a confirmation to say you're registered

​More information

What is Individual Electoral Registration (IER) and how to register.

Learn more about IER and how to register, for:


Contact details

Electoral Services, Middlesbrough Council, PO Box 503, Town Hall, Middlesbrough, TS1 9FX

Phone: 01642 729771

Email: elections@middlesbrough.gov.uk 

Office opening hours: 8.30am to 5pm (Monday to Thursday), 8.30am to 4pm (Friday)