Wakefield Council asks residents to check they're registered to vote
Residents in the
Wakefield district will soon be receiving letters to make sure that they are
registered to vote.
Letters are being sent to all households from Friday 31 August to ensure that
their details are accurate on the 2019 electoral register, which will be
published on 1 December 2018.
The letters are to check who lives in each property, to make sure that everyone
is registered to vote. Every household in the district needs to respond, even
if there has been no change in their circumstances. It is important to include
16 and 17 year olds on the form, as they will be eligible to vote as soon as
they turn 18.
When residents receive their form they will be able to respond quickly and
easily online at www.hef-response.co.uk.
Alternatively they can telephone or return the form by post.
Wakefield Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “With local district
and parish council elections taking place next May, it’s important to make sure
you are registered to vote. It only takes a few minutes to check and update the
details for the whole household online.
“If your details are not up to date it may also lead to problems obtaining
credit or opening bank accounts as credit reference companies rely on the
register for background information.
“Those that don’t respond will be sent a reminder letter next month which is
costly, so please help the Council save money by responding early. If you need
any support to fill in your form please contact our electoral services team who
will be happy to help.”
Residents can opt to have their details excluded from the ‘Open Register’,
meaning that the information cannot be used for direct marketing.
Householders who do not receive a letter by Monday 10 September, or any person
who requires support, can call the Council’s electoral services team on 01924
305023 or email email@example.com
Further information about registration and voting can be found at www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections