Register to vote

The annual canvass to update the Register of Electors

The Council started the annual canvass to update the Register of Electors from 15 July. The Register of Electors will be in use from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023.

We are making final preparations for the register to be published.

We delivered letters to all homes across South Tyneside, to help us identify all those entitled to vote. The letter lists all the people living at the property that we currently have on the Register of Electors.

Please check the printed details on the letter, and instructions on how to respond if required.

If you need to respond, you should do this immediately.

We encourage you to respond online, where you will be able to:

  • amend a name
  • add the names and nationality of any new occupants
  • remove the names of those who no longer live at the address
  • confirm there are no changes needed
  • request a postal vote application form
  • make changes to the open register

Responding to the letter does not automatically register new occupiers to vote. 

Any new occupiers, who are not listed on the letter will also need to apply to register to vote. See how to register.

If you have moved house recently, we encourage you to look out for the letters and check the details.