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Annual canvass

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 2019

From the 1 August, we will be sending out a household enquiry form to every residence in Gateshead. The  form 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

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 don't respond, a canvasser will knock at your door - house to house enquiries will take place between 18 September and 13 October.


Contact us

Electoral Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 7001

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