We send out a form every year to make sure our register of electors is up to date.
The form is addressed to 'the occupier'. It contains the details of everyone in your house who is registered to vote. Properties where no one is registered to vote get a blank form.
You are required, by law, to make sure that the details on the form are correct.
What happens if I haven't filled my form in?
There are still around 4,700 households who haven't filled their form in. If you don't complete your form, you could be fined up to £1,000.
We are sending canvassers out to visit those residents from now until Monday 11 October 2021. Canvassers will be knocking on doors to go through the form with you and help you to make any necessary changes. This is so that you don’t lose your right to vote.
If you need any more information, email the Elections Office or ring 01282 661662 or 661201.
How do I respond to the form?
If the details are all correct, you can confirm them online, over the phone or by text message. Details of all these options are printed on the form.
What if the information is not correct?
If you find any details on the form that are wrong (other than the names of people at your address) you need to write the changes on the form, sign it, and send it back in the post. The address to send it to is on the form. You do not need a stamp.
My name is not on the form
If you are not currently registered, your name will not be on the form. You will need to register to vote to be included in the future.
All eligible residents need to be included on the annual electoral registration form. Eligible residents are:
- people who are aged 16 years or over (although they will not be able to vote until they are 18)
- British, Irish or EU citizens, or a Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK