Register to vote in Northern Ireland

On this page, you can find out about registering to vote in Northern Ireland.

Register to vote

To register to vote in Northern Ireland, you simply need to download a voter registration form below and send it to your local area electoral office.

Download a voter registration form (PDF) 

Details of your local office can be found at

For more information on registering to vote, visit our FAQs

Or you can call the helpline on 0800 4320 712.

Applying for a postal or proxy vote

To apply for a postal or proxy vote visit the website of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland

Don’t forget your photo ID

When you go to your polling station on election day don’t forget to bring a correct form of photo ID. Without it you won’t be able to vote!

The following forms of ID can be accepted at the polling station:

  • A UK or Irish passport
  • A UK, Irish or EEA driving licence
  • A Translink Senior Smartpass
  • A Translink 60+ Smartpass
  • A Translink War Disabled Smartpass
  • A Translink Blind Person’s Smartpass
  • An Electoral Identity Card

The identification does not need to be ‘current’ but the presiding officer at the polling station must be satisfied that the photograph matches that of the person intending to vote.

No other form of photo ID can be accepted at the polling station. This includes ID such as work passes or parking blue badges.

For more information on applying for an electoral ID card visit or call 0800 4320 712.

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