Apply for a postal vote

Watch our video to find out how to vote by post.

Anyone can apply to vote by post, instead of going to a polling station.

Icon for pdf Postal vote application form [18.7KB]

Your poll card will tell you when you can expect to receive your ballot paper - generally two weeks before the day of the election.

To make sure nobody else can use your vote your ballot paper arrives with a 'security statement'. You need to sign this and give your date of birth, and return it with your completed ballot paper. Your security statement signature and information is checked against your original application.

You must complete and return your ballot paper and security statement by election day, or your vote will not be counted.


Contact us

Electoral Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 7001

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