Council Assists in Encouraging Residents to Register to Vote

Your vote matters

The Electoral Office is required by law to conduct a canvass in order to create a new register – meaning all eligible electors in Northern Ireland are now required to re-register with effect from 1 July.

In an effort to get this important message out to the wider community, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is working with the NI Electoral Office to facilitate static canvass sites at various council premises to assist members of the public who are unable to register online and have no access to the internet or to a computer.

For anyone who needs help to register, Electoral Office staff will be located at a number of council venues including:

  • Craigavon Civic Centre: Every Tuesday from 06 July to 26 October 2021 I (Except 13 July, 17 August and 31 August) I 2pm – 8pm
  • Portadown Town Hall: Every Monday from 05 July to 25 October 2021 I (Except 12 July, 9 August and 30 August) I 2pm – 8pm
  • Dobbin Street Community Centre: Every Friday from 02 July to 29 October 2021 I 2pm – 8pm
  • Tommy Makem Arts & Community Centre, Keady: Every Thursday from 01 July to 28 October 2021 I 2pm – 8pm

The static canvass centres are open at locations in electoral wards identified by data analysts that show the lowest level of response. The venues chosen are also easily accessible so that members of the public that may not have access to the Internet can get assistance.

There are two ways to register to vote or update your registration details:

  1. You can register online. This is the quickest and easiest way to register or update your details, or,
  2. You can complete a paper registration form and return it to the Electoral Office. You can request a form here or download one here.

The canvass form is available in several different languages and large print format (for reference purposes only) here. If you require a form in Braille or audio format please contact the Electoral Office.

To register you will need to have your National Insurance Number available. You can find your National Insurance Number on your payslip, P60, National Insurance Number card or letters about tax, pensions and benefits. If you still cannot find your National Insurance Number you can request written confirmation of it from the National Insurance Contribution Office (phone 0300 200 3500 or visit

You must register even if you are currently on the Electoral Register.

If you have any queries or need any assistance please contact the NI Electoral Office helpline on 028 9044 6680, email  or click here for assistance.

To access a full list of venues and dates for the static canvass click here.