Council urges residents to respond to electoral canvass letters
Wakefield Council is
reminding residents to respond to letters to ensure they are on the electoral
Households that needed to respond to the original request but haven’t yet done
so, will receive a reminder letter next week. Residents are asked to respond to
this second form by Friday 20 October, otherwise they will receive a visit from
a canvasser to collect the information.
The information is being collected to ensure that their details are accurate on
the 2018 electoral register, which will be published on 1 December 2017.
Wakefield Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “Nearly half of
households haven’t yet responded to the request. It is important to respond to
the reminder letter, otherwise you will receive a visit from one of our
electoral canvassers, which costs the public money.
“If you need any support to fill in your form please contact our electoral
services team who will be happy to help.”
Residents will be able to respond to the letters online at www.hef-response.co.uk.
With local elections taking place in the Wakefield district next May, this is
an important opportunity for residents to make sure that they are able to vote.
Householders who have not received a letter, or any person who requires
support, can call the Council’s electoral services team on 01924 305023 or
Further information about registration and voting can be found at www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections