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Are you registered to vote?

Last Modified September 11, 2019

Hertsmere Borough Council is aiming to get all eligible voters in the borough registered in case a snap election is called.

Staff from the council’s Election Team will be out and about across the borough over the next few weeks, calling at the homes of people who have not yet responded to their Invitation to Register Form.

Sam Langford, Electoral Services Manager, said: “Our team will be knocking at the homes of approximately 3,000 residents encouraging them to register to vote.

“We have received a good response so far to the Household Enquiry Form, which was sent out to every household in Hertsmere during August. This form asked households to identify anyone who is eligible to vote, but isn’t currently on our register. We then send that person an Invitation to Register form, the Household Enquiry Form is not a registration form. Many people haven’t yet returned their registration form, which means they’re not registered to vote.

“Registering to vote is quick and easy. It is the only way of making sure you have a vote at election time – you aren’t automatically registered if you pay council tax for instance or if you have registered previously. Not being registered can also impact your credit score.”

You are required to supply your date of birth and National Insurance number when you apply, alternatively, you can register online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

If you are not home during one of the visits, the Elections Team will leave a copy of the form urging individuals to respond. Residents are encouraged to contact Hertsmere Borough Council if they have any difficulties in registering or have any further questions. 

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Posted on Wednesday 11th September 2019

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