But who are the bookmakers backing to represent us from Friday morning both locally and in 10 Downing Street?
Looking across the region first of all, Labour are 2/5 with bookmaker Paddy Power to retain the Hartlepool constituency – which is targeted by Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice – with the Conservatives now second favourite at 4/1 and the Brexit Party drifting to 5/1.
A little further up the A19, Labour are 1/8 with Paddy Power to retain the Easington seat with the Conservatives priced at 11/ 2 and the Brexit Party 16/1.
In Sunderland Central, Coral make Labour 1/6 favourites with the Conservatives second at 4/1 and the Brexit Party third favourites at 16/1.
Yet the party’s traditional dominance of the North East is not expected to remain in other parts of the region.
In Darlington, a Labour seat since 1992, the Tories are 4/7 favourites with Coral with Labour 5/4 second favourites.
In nearby Bishop Auckland, the Conservatives are 1/3 to gain the seat from second favourites Labour (9/4) while Labour are backed at 4/7 to retain ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair’s former Sedgefield seat from the 5/4 Tories.
In Berwick-upon-Tweed, which covers larges parts of Northumberland, the Tories are 1/25 to retain the seat ahead of the Liberal Democrats at 10/1.
As for the national picture, the Tories are 4/9 with Coral to gain an overall majority with Labour 20/1 and the Liberal Democrats 500/1.
The price on no party gaining an overall majority, meanwhile, has dropped from 7/2 to 2/1 this week alone.
Fancy doing all this again in the New Year, folks?
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