Annual voter registration forms will be sent out this month and Aylesbury Vale District Council is asking residents to respond as quickly as possible in order to help save money.
From 10 August, around 77,000 properties in Aylesbury Vale will receive a ‘Household Enquiry Form’. Residents are required by law to confirm or update the details of anyone at their address who is eligible to vote in the UK.
The forms are pre-printed with the names of the occupants currently registered to vote at each address. A response is required; either to update their details if there are any changes or to confirm that the information is still the same. Even residents who voted in the recent elections still need to respond.
Chris Sheard, Electoral Services Manager, said: “Aylesbury Vale residents have always been excellent at using the automated systems to confirm their details and this year we hope to receive even more responses by text, phone or through the dedicated website. Canvassing every property in Aylesbury Vale is a legal necessity, however it is costly and so we are urging residents to help us save money wherever possible by responding to their Household Enquiry Form promptly. This will reduce the need to send unnecessary reminder letters and forms which would be a waste of taxpayers’ money.”
Residents can respond online using their 10 digit unique reference number and internet password which are printed on the form.
The online process also allows people to add the names of any new occupants as well as remove names of those who no longer live at the address, request a postal application or opt out of the open register.
For further information, please visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk or call 01296 585807.