Local government elections - Thursday 4 May 2023
- Register to vote
- Accessible voting
- Standing as a candidate
- Working at the elections
- Elections timetable
Local government elections will be held to elect one councillor in each of the 18 wards in South Tyneside.
The election will take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.
Before you can vote at this election, you will need to show photographic identification (photo ID) at the polling station before you are given a ballot paper.
This is a new legal requirement introduced by the government.
For more information, see Voter ID: New requirement for voters to provide photographic identification at polling stations.
Register to vote
You must be included on the register of electors to be able to vote at the local government elections in May.
For more information, see register to vote.
Anyone who's eligible to vote on polling day should be able to do so independently.
For more information, see accessible voting for all.
Standing as a candidate
If you are interested in standing as a candidate and would like more information about how to do so, see standing for election.
Working at the elections
We are looking for people to work in polling stations and the count at this year's elections.
For more information, see working at the elections.
|Delivery of letter to all polling station voters explaining Voter ID||Friday 3 February to Thursday 9 February|
|Nomination packs available from Elections Office||Monday 13 March|
|Publication of Notice of Election||Friday 24 March|
|First day for receipt of nominations||Friday 24 March|
|Delivery of poll cards||Friday 24 March to Thursday 30 March|
|Deadline for the receipt of nominations||4pm||Tuesday 4 April|
|Deadline for withdrawal of nomination||4pm||Tuesday 4 April|
|Deadline for notification of appointment of election agent||4pm||Tuesday 4 April|
|Publication of first interim election notice of alteration||Tuesday 4 April|
|Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated||4pm||Wednesday 5 April|
|Candidates Briefing Session - Reception Room||5.30pm||Tuesday 11 April|
|Publication of second interim election notice of alteration||Friday 14 April|
|Deadline for applications to register to vote||Monday 17 April|
|Royal Mail begin delivering postal voting packs|
(for applications received by 20 March 2023)
|Tuesday 18 April|
|Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by post, or to change existing postal vote details (e.g. cancellation, redirection, etc.)||5pm||Tuesday 18 April|
|Publication of Notice of Poll||Tuesday 25 April|
|Deadline for new proxy applications (except for emergency proxies)||5pm||Tuesday 25 April|
|Deadline to apply for Voter Authority Certificate||5pm||Tuesday 25 April|
|Deadline for appointment of counting agents, polling agents and agents to attend the opening of postal votes||Wednesday 26 April|
|Publication of final election notice of alteration||Wednesday 26 April|
|First day for requests to replace lost postal votes||Thursday 27 April|
|Postal Vote Opening Session - Temple Park Centre||9am||Tuesday 2 May|
|Postal Vote Opening Session - Temple Park Centre||9am||Wednesday 3 May|
|Polling Day||7am to 10pm||Thursday 4 May|
|Postal Vote Opening Session - Temple Park Centre|
(start time provisional)
|4pm||Thursday 4 May|
|Deadline to issue replacement spoilt or lost ballot papers||5pm||Thursday 4 May|
|Deadline for emergency proxy applications||5pm||Thursday 4 May|
|Last time to alter the register due to clerical error||9pm||Thursday 4 May|
|Verification and Count begins at Temple Park Centre||10pm||Thursday 4 May|
|Deadline for receipt of election expenses||Friday 9 June|
|Deadline for declaration as to candidates expenses||Friday 16 June|
|Deadline for sending postal vote identifier rejection notices||Friday 4 August|