“Pub of the Year” & “Club of the Year” 2022 – Voting is now open.

Letter from the Branch Chair:


Dear Branch Member

This communication is to make you aware that the voting website for our Sunderland & South Tyneside “Pub of the Year” & “Club of the Year” 2022 is now open. Voting will close at midnight Saturday 12th February 2022

Voting is via our voting website which can be found at https://evp.sst.camra.org.uk/

In order to logon you will need your CAMRA membership number (available on your membership card) & the password you use to logon to all official CAMRA websites. You also need to be a current member of Sunderland & South Tyneside branch.
If you are unable to logon you can reset your password by visiting https://account.camra.org.uk/reset-password/

Once you have access to the voting website you can vote for upto three pubs & upto three clubs from the drop down menus. {You must vote for a minimum of one pub before your vote will be accepted.}

After you have made your choice you will be offered on screen a chance to review & change your choice(s) or you can exit without submitting a vote. However once you have submitted a vote you will not be able to log back on & make any change.

Further Information:
Your first choice pub & club will be awarded 5 points, second choice 3 points & third choice 1 point.
The pub/club obtaining the highest number of points will be declared Pub/Club of the year. The branch will present winner & runner-up certificates to the top two Pub/Club. A Pub “Top 12” & a Club “Top 3” table will also be announced which has proved popular in recent years with the venues, public & local media.

The choice of pubs on the ballot sheet is limited to those pubs the branch has entered into the 2022 edition of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. The choice of clubs is made up of all clubs within the branch area that serve cask ale.

As branch chair I encourage you to take part & vote online. Sunderland & South Tyneside branch enjoy one of the highest voter turnouts nationally for this competition & we want to continue in that direction. Also even though the branch has over 500 members we find each year that this vote can be incredibly close so every members vote can make a difference to the winning/runner-up & top 12/3 positions.

If you have any problems using the site or concerns with the online vote please contact the branch ballot returning officer on evote@sst.camra.org.uk for assistance.

Note: This is a secret ballot. When you logon the only identifying data made available to the branch is your CAMRA membership number. This is stored separately from the votes cast but retained for three reasons:
(1) For use on the voting website to ensure one member one vote.
(2) For audit trail purposes.
(3) To reconcile online votes with any postal votes received.
The only branch official able to link a membership number to an individual is the Membership Secretary who is not involved in managing this online ballot. He is also trained & aware of his responsibilities under GDPR.

Thank you in advance for your votes.

Ian Monteith-Preston
Chair, Sunderland & South Tyneside CAMRA.