2017 annual electoral registration canvass

This year's annual electoral registration form may be different to the forms previously received as we are trying out new ways to canvass in 2017.

  • From 4 September 2017, households across the Wakefield District will receive letters about voter registration. 
  • Residents must read the letter in full, they may need to respond to ensure that they are on the register and can vote.
  • The information will be used to produce the 2018 electoral register, which will be published on 1 December 2017.
  • Householders who do not receive a letter, or anyone who needs assistance, should contact us on 01924 305023 or email elections@wakefield.gov.uk

How can I respond?

  • Where a response is required, residents can respond online to confirm that the information currently held is correct, or to update the details if required.

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How do I use the online response system?

  • A security code and password is printed on the letter and residents will need to use this information when they respond online.
  • If there are no codes printed on the letter, telephone the office on 01924 305023.

Do I list everyone who lives at the property?

  • You need to include the name and nationality of everyone aged 16 or over who is resident and eligible to register to vote.

Why should I register a resident aged 16 to 17 years old?

  • 16 to 17 year olds must be included in your response. Although people aged 16 to 17 years old are not eligible to vote, being registered will ensure they can vote as soon as they reach 18.
  • Children under the age of 16 must not be included in your response.

A member of the household lives away at university, what should I do?

  • Students are able to register at their home address and their term time address, but must not vote more than once in the same election. Students cannot vote twice in a parliamentary election,

Who can register?

  • Anyone aged 16 or over (but you cannot vote until you are 18)
  • British or qualifying Commonwealth citizens. This means Commonwealth citizens who have leave to remain in the UK or do not need such leave
  • Citizens of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union (EU) member states

Why you should register to vote

  • If your name is not on the register you will not be able to vote
  • So that you can have a say in issues that affect you
  • If you are not on the register you might be refused a loan, mobile phone contract or may even be turned down for a bank account

Even if you responded last year or you have recently registered, you will be contacted again this year as this is an annual process.

Contact us

Electoral Services Office

Room 51 (Ground Floor)
County Hall

01924 305023