Residents urged to look out for voter registration details in the post
Residents living in Telford and Wrekin will be receiving their household enquiry form during the first two weeks of August, asking them to check and update information that appears on the electoral register for their address.
Telford & Wrekin Council is asking residents in the borough to look out for their form in the post and to make sure that they respond as soon as possible.
The form ensures that Telford & Wrekin Council can keep the electoral register up to date and identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.
With the next local elections taking place in Telford and Wrekin in May 2019, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they will be able to take part.
Richard Partington, Managing Director and Electoral Registration Officer at Telford & Wrekin Council said: “It’s important that rpeople respond as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Telford and Wrekin.
“To make sure you are able to have your say at the next Borough and Parish local elections in May 2019, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can.
“It is easy for people to respond online and last year more than 31 per cent of people did so – meaning there is no need to fill in or return the paper form.”
If your details haven’t changed you can reply:
- online via the internet at www.householdresponse.com/telfordwrekin or
- by text to 80212, or
- by Freephone 0800 197 9871
If there have been changes in your household, you can tell us about these on-line at www.householdresponse.com/telfordwrekin.
For those who are unable to respond using the above methods, the annual canvass form can be updated with the details of everyone in your household who is eligible to vote and return it to us by post.
Mr Partington added: “Responding to the registration form ensures that so you’re able to take part in any upcoming elections. It also helps make it easier to open customer, savings or credit accounts.
“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.”
People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details.
Any residents who have any questions can contact their local registration team at the Council by telephoning 01952 383206, or by emailing email@example.com