Information for electors

General information

A UK Parliamentary election has been called for Thursday 12 December.  As further information becomes available it will be added to this page.

 

If you are a candidate or agent please visit our Information for Candidates and Agents page

Registration deadline to vote in this election

If you want to vote in this election you must be on the electoral register.  If you are not already registered you can register online

The deadline for your application is midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

General information about voting and registration

You can get some general information about voting and registration at Your Vote Matters

Timetable and important dates

Please see below.

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Poll cards

Poll cards will be delivered around 16 November and will give details of :

  • Date of election and polling hours
  • The location of your polling station if you vote in person
  • When you will receive your postal vote

You do not need your poll card to vote at a polling station.

Those electors who have registered after 6 November will receive a poll card by the week before the election.

Find my polling station

If you vote in person and you are not sure where your polling ststion is you can visit Where do I vote? to check this.  You will need to enter your post code.

 

Who are the candidates?

You can see who the candidates are at www.whocanivotefor.co.uk

How to vote at a polling station

A video giving information about how to vote at a polling station is available at this link

Information about postal votes

If you are unable to vote in person at a polling station you can apply to vote by post.  If you have a postal vote you will not be able to vote in person at a polling station.

If you wish to apply for a postal vote you can download a form from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote  The deadline to apply to vote by post for this election is 5pm on 26 November. 

You can return your postal vote application form to us at Electoral Services, Quadrant East, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside NE27 0BY

You can also scan and e mail through to us at elections@northtyneside.gov.uk

 

Please see the document below for further information about when postal vote packs will be sent out.

 

Returning your postal ballot paper

Once you have received your postal ballot you need to complete and return as soon as possible.  We must receive your completed postal ballot by 10pm on Thursday 12 December.  If you miss the post you can hand it in at our office at Quadrant East, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside NE27 0BY or at any polling station within the constituency in which you are voting.

 

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How to complete your postal ballot pack

A video giving guidance on how to complete your postal ballot pack is available at link

What if I don't receive my postal vote?

If you have not received your postal vote by Friday 6 December 2019 please call our helpline on 0191 643 2270.  We can only replace postal votes up to 5 pm on Thursday 12 December.

You may need to provide ID so that we can re-issue your postal ballot.

What if I lose my postal vote or make a mistake?

If you lose your postal ballot paper or make a mistake you should phone our helpline immediately on 0191 643 2270.  We can only issue a replacement before 5pm on Thursday 12 December.

You will need to return your spoilt ballot paper to us before we can replace it.

If you have lost your pack you will need to provide ID so that we can re-issue it,

Preventing voter fraud / Protecting your right to vote

Your vote is yours alone

In any Election in the UK, your vote belongs to you.  Whether you vote at a polling station, by post, or via a proxy, your vote is your decision.  It's illegal for anyone to influence you to vote against your will

What is voter fraud?  Voter fraud can take many different forms.  No one, not even a partner or family member, is allowed to :

pressure you into voting in a certain way
offer you something in exchange for your vote
pretend to be you at the polling station
complete your postal vote for you

What to do if you've seen or been the victim of voter fraud

If someone tries to take your vote, or the vote of anyone you know, call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org

Please see the leaflet and videos below.  The leaflet includes information in English. Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu.

Your vote is yours alone video - voting at a polling station

Your vote is yours alone video - voting by post

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Voting if you have a learning disability

Mancap are keen to help anyone with a learning disability to use their vote.

The Mencap website gives further information including easy read guides about voting and elections.

Notices of Election

The statutory Notices of Election 12 December 2019 for both constituencies have now been removed as the deadline for bringing a petition has passed.

Statements of Person Nominated and Notice of Poll

These statutory notices for both constituencies have now been removed as the deadline for bringing a petition has passed.

Notice of Election Agents

These statutory notices for both constituencies have now been removed as the deadline for bringing a petition has passed.

Notice of Situation of Polling Stations

These statutory notices for both constituencies have now been removed as the deadline for bringing a petition has passed.