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, download the Northern Ireland registration form.

Once you’ve completed the registration form, return it your local Area Electoral Office. You can find your local Area Electoral Office details on the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website.

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.