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Annual canvass

Every year we need to confirm that the electors we have registered at each address in Gateshead is correct. 

Before we write out to each household, we will match the information we hold with government records. 

During August we will write to all households in Gateshead who will receive either a confirmation letter or a canvass form.

Confirmation letter

Any household that matches government records will receive a confirmation letter. If you receive a confirmation letter you only need to contact us if you have any changes to report.

Canvass form

Any household that does not match government records will receive a canvass form. If you receive a canvass form, you must reply and tell us straight away whether your details are correct or if you need to report any changes.

If you need to reply to a canvass form, you can:

  • go online atAnnual canvass form response
  • call the helpline 0191 433 7001
  • complete and return the form in the prepaid envelope supplied to electoral services

If you do not need to make any changes to your canvass form you can also confirm your details by:

  • freephone 0800 197 9871
  • text 'no changes' to 80212

If you receive a canvass form and don't respond, a canvasser will contact you and may knock at your door.  

Our canvassers will be making house to house enquiries between 1 and 18 October.

    Contact us

    Electoral Services
    Gateshead Council
    Civic Centre
    Regent Street
    Gateshead
    NE8 1HH

    0191 433 7001
    electoralregistration@gateshead.gov.uk

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