Don't lose your right to vote
Published on Monday, 19th August 2019
Hambleton householders are being reminded to keep their Electoral Register records up to date – and not lose the right to vote.
Household Enquiry Forms were sent to all homes in early summer with the deadline for the initial response last week - for the 12,000 that have not responded a reminder will be delivered this week.
The deadline for the reminder is 16 September – anyone that doesn’t respond will be visited by an electoral canvasser to collect the information that is required by law.
But residents are asked to help save the council money by responding electronically: if there are no changes to make respond either by free phone, text or online; if there are changes they can only be made electronically using online facilities.
Details on how to respond are contained in the Household Enquiry Form. Alternatively the form can be returned to the council in the pre-paid envelope provided.
“It is important that residents respond as soon as possible, so we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Hambleton. To save a house call from a canvasser please respond by 16 September,” said Dr Justin Ives, Electoral Registration Officer at Hambleton District Council.
“An election can be called at anytime in the year so it is important for residents to make sure they can vote.”
Any new residents added to the enquiry form are required to register individually online at www.gov.uk/registertovote or a form will be sent by post.
Residents who have questions regarding the canvass can contact the council by calling 01609 779977 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org