Residents will be receiving communications from Wokingham Borough Council in August and September requesting information for the electoral register. An email form will be sent to residents week commencing 16 August, followed by a postal form in September.
The annual canvass of residents ensures that the council can keep the electoral register up to date, so there are fewer last-minute applications when an election is called. Both the email and postal forms will include instructions on how to complete them.
The email form will ask residents to check and confirm their details at the Household Response Service website. It is important that all residents living within the property are registered to vote. The email will contain the security codes needed to complete the process. The deadline for completing the email form is 30 August 2021.
Not all residents will be contacted by email. Residents are advised to wait for the postal form if they do not receive an email in August, and to complete as soon as possible. The deadline for completing the postal form is 21 September 2021.
Andrew Moulton, electoral registration officer said: “It’s important we have the right details for every property in the borough. We are urging residents to check their email and look out for a postal form when it arrives, and complete as soon as possible to continue to have a say at future elections. If you’re not currently registered at your address, your name will not appear on the form.
“Using the automated response facilities which are quick and easy, is our preferred method of updating our records, but you can also complete and return the paper form if you prefer.”
Residents who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check their details. If you need any help completing the form, or would like any further information about electoral registration, please contact Wokingham Borough Council’s Electoral Services team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0118 974 6000.