Electoral Services are responsible for the maintenance and publication of the electoral register and the administration and organisation of all elections and referendum in the Sunderland City Council area.
The electoral register is a list of all the people in Sunderland who are eligible to vote and the Electoral Registration Officer is the person appointed by the Council with the overall responsibility of maintaining it. You cannot vote if your name does not appear on the electoral register.
Two versions of the register are kept:
Administering Elections and Referendums
Sunderland is split into 25 electoral wards for council elections, and three parliamentary constituencies for parliamentary elections.
Sunderland's Electoral Services department administer local government elections, parliamentary elections, European parliamentary elections, Police and Crime Commissioner elections and any other elections or referendums being held.
Sunderland was also the North East regional lead for the EU Referendum in 2016 and the Northumbria Police Area Returning Officer for the PCC election in May 2016.
If you have any questions, or require any more information about registering to vote or voting, please contact us on 0191 561 1144 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org