Last chance to register to vote for the 2023 local council elections in Northern Ireland

Local council elections in Northern Ireland

With only one day left to register to vote for the local council elections in Northern Ireland the Electoral Commission is reminding voters that they must be registered to ensure that their voice is heard on Thursday 18 May. 

The deadline to register is midnight on Friday 28 April. Registration is quick and easy and can be done online at

Cahir Hughes, Head of the Electoral Commission Northern Ireland, said:

“If you want to have your say in the local council elections and you’re not already registered, it’s really important that you register before the deadline tomorrow at midnight.  

It only takes five minutes, so go online and register now at ”


An Electoral Commission spokesperson is available for interview.

For more information contact the Electoral Commission press office on 020 7271 0704, out of office hours 07789 920 414 or

Notes to editors

  • The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and ensure its integrity by:
    • enabling the delivery of free and fair elections and referendums, focusing on the needs of electors and addressing the changing environment to ensure every vote remains secure and accessible
    • regulating political finance – taking proactive steps to increase transparency, ensure compliance and pursue breaches
    • using our expertise to make and advocate for changes to our democracy, aiming to improve fairness, transparency and efficiency
  • The Commission was set up in 2000 and reports to the UK, Scottish and Welsh parliaments.