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Annual Canvass


Have you returned your household enquiry form? If not, you'll get a visit from one of our canvassers between Friday 25 August and Sunday 17 September to update your details. 

You can update your details online now. You will need the security codes printed on the form sent to you by post.

Update your details

Making sure your details are correct on our electoral register is vital if you are to vote in any local or national elections. That’s why every year we send you a form with members of your household listed, for you to check and let us know if these are correct or not. This process is what we call the annual canvass.

Annual Canvass 2017

We will be sending a Household Enquiry form to every residence in Gateshead from July 2017. This is not a registration form, but you do need to complete it. The information you provide will enable us to send a separate individual registration form to all the people in your household who are eligible and need to register. Those who are eligible can also register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

When you receive your form, tell us straight away whether your details are correct or whether they need changing. You have a number of options to do this:

If you do not need to make any changes you can also confirm your details are correct by using our automated services:

  • Freephone: 0800 197 9871
  • Text: 80212

If you have already received your form but haven’t yet confirmed your details, please do so as soon as possible as we will continually send out reminders and you will also receive a visit to your home.

House to house enquiries will take place between 25 August and 17 September.

Contact us

Electoral Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Tel: 0191 433 2631
Email: electoralregistration@gateshead.gov.uk