The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Media Handbook: Local government elections in Northern Ireland 2019

Contacts and links

Media contacts

Electoral Commission press office

Cahir Hughes

Tel: 028 9089 4023

UK press office

Tel: 020 7271 0704

Out of office hours: 07789 920 414


Our corporate website has a dedicated section for journalists featuring our press releases and statements. It has information on political party donations in the run-up to the election and has a guidance section with information for candidates and those administering the election.

This website provides information for the public on how to register and vote.

This website is where the public can register to vote online. It is quick and easy to use. This is the first election in Northern Ireland in which people can register to vote online. As such we would encourage referring to this site in media coverage about the election to ensure members of the public know where they can register.

The website of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland provides information on how to register to vote, absent voting, how to find your polling station and electoral identification requirements.