Where is North of Tyne?
North of Tyne covers the local authority areas of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. The area has a population of 880,000.
What will the new Mayor do?
The North of Tyne Mayor will chair the North of Tyne Combined Authority and have a £600m investment fund over 30 years to support job creation across the combined authority area, offering £20m a year to help grow the local economy. The Mayor will also act as a champion for the area nationally and internationally.
When is the election?
On Thursday May 2, 2019 voters in the three local authority areas go to the polls to elect a Mayor for the combined authority. The election co-incides with local authority elections in North Tyneside and Newcastle.
How can you vote?
At your polling station
Before the May 2 election day, voters will receive a poll card which includes the name and address of your polling station.
Applying to vote by post or proxy
Anyone registered to vote can apply to vote by post or appoint someone they trust to vote on their behalf.
Vote by post
If you want to make a new application for a postal vote or to appoint someone to vote on your behalf you can download a form at www.yourvotematters.co.uk
New applications to vote by post votes must be received by your local electoral services team by 5pm on April 15. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday April 24.
If you are already registered as a postal voter, your postal vote will be sent to you from 15 April 2019.
To vote, you must return your postal vote by 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2019. If you miss the post, you can hand it in at your local authority office or at any polling station in your electoral area.
ELECTORAL SERVICES TEAMs
Newcastle City Council
North Tyneside Council
Northumberland County Council
Information from the North of Tyne Combined Authority website.
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