Elections 2023

From May 4 2023, voters in England will need to show photographic ID to vote at polling stations in some elections, including Stoke-on-Trent’s upcoming local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

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Register a birth

What you will be asked

  • date and place of the baby's birth (for twins, triplets etc, the time of each baby's birth will be needed)
  • sex of the baby.
  • first names and surname in which the baby will be brought up
  •  mother's first names and surname, and any surname she used before marriage.
  • mother's date and place of birth
  • mother's address
  • mother's occupation, if she was employed at any time before the birth
  • mother's date of marriage, if applicable
  • number of previous children the mother has
  •  father's first names and surname
  • father's date and place of birth
  • father's occupation at the time of the baby's birth or, if not employed, his previous occupation

The father's details do not have to be registered, if not required.