Apply for a postal vote

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

Icon for pdf Download a postal vote application form [18.7KB]

Please return your completed application to Electoral Services, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead NE8 1HH.

Your poll card will tell you when you will receive your ballot paper. This is normally around 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 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. If you forget to post your ballot paper you can take it to your local polling station on the day of the election.

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

Contact us

Electoral Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 7001

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