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Local elections

Gateshead has 66 councillors, three representing each of the 22 wards in the borough. At a local election one seat in every ward is contested. Each councillor must stand for re-election after four years' service. 

Find out more about the Local Election 2024.

Key event dates 2024

Notice of election publishedFriday 22 March
Poll cards being delivered by canvassersFrom Friday 22 March to Monday 1 April
Deadline for applications to be included on the register of electors in order to vote in the electionTuesday 16 April
Last day for requests to change or cancel an existing postal vote or proxy appointmentNot later than 5pm on Wednesday 17 April
Last date for Voter Authority Certificate applications5pm Wednesday 24 April 
First postal ballot packs being delivered by Royal Mail From Wednesday 17 April
Second postal ballot packs being delivered by Royal MailFrom Tuesday 22 April
Polling day7am to 10pm on Thursday 2 May

The law has now changed - photographic ID is now required when voting at a polling station


Contact us

Electoral Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 7001