Election Process Gets Underway in South Tyneside

Posted by: caroline smith on 31 May 2024 11:37


The Returning Officer for Parliamentary Elections, the Mayor of South Tyneside, has received the official writs from His Majesty the King ahead of the General Election on 4 July for the two constituencies of South Shields and Jarrow and Gateshead East.


Jonathan Tew, Chief Executive of 鶹Ƶ is the Acting Returning Officer for Parliamentary Elections and is responsible for the conduct of the General Election and return of the writs confirming the names of the elected Members of Parliament.

The Mayor of South Tyneside Cllr Fay Cunningham with Royal Mail's Paul Lumley
The Mayor of South Tyneside Cllr Fay Cunningham with Royal Mail's Paul Lumley

The official writs are issued on behalf of the King by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery at the Palace of Westminster and, according to custom and law, are delivered by Royal Mail to the Mayor of the Borough who is the Returning Officer for Parliamentary Elections.


The candidate nomination period starts at 10am on Tuesday 4 June with nominations closing at 4pm on Friday 7 June.


Chief Executive, Jonathan Tew, said: "Receipt of the writs means the Parliamentary Election process is now underway in South Tyneside.


"Residents must register to vote by midnight on Tuesday 18 June to ensure they can take part in the forthcoming election and decide who represents them in Parliament.


"Registering online is an easy and convenient way to register. It only takes a few minutes at on a computer, smartphone or tablet. Alternatively, people can register by calling our Elections Team on 0191 4277000."


Residents who have not signed up to vote must apply to be added to the electoral register by the deadline of 18 June in order to cast their vote on Election Day. Under the Individual Electoral Registration system, everyone is responsible for registering themselves. Those registering need to prove their identity by providing their name, address, National Insurance number and date of birth.


The last day to apply for postal voting is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June. The last day for proxy vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.


Polling day is Thursday 4 July and polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm. Residents will need to show photo ID when voting in person. Votes will be counted at Temple Park Centre.


  • Last date to Register to Vote - Tuesday 18 June
  • Last date to apply for Postal Voting - Wednesday 19 June
  • Last date for Proxy Vote applications - Wednesday 26 June
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