Vale of Glamorgan residents urged to check electoral register details
25 August 2017
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is urging people across the county, to check and update information that appears on the electoral register for their address.
Residents living in the Vale of Glamorgan are being asked to keep an eye out for the Household Enquiry Form that has been sent out via post.
What are the benefits of being on the Electoral Register?
• You will have a choice of whether or not you would like to vote in a UK election or referendum.
• Credit reference agencies can confirm your address to approve mortgage, loan, or credit applications.
• You can be called to take part in Jury Service.
Research by the independent Electoral Commission shows that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time.
A staggering 94% of people living in Wales, who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered compared to 30% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.
Responding to the Household Enquiry Form is easy, you can do this on-line, via telephone or by post – just follow the instructions on the front of your letter.
The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone
who is registered to vote in public elections.
The aim of the Household Enquiry Form is to make sure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered.People are being asked to return the Household Enquiry Form straight away.
“It’s really important that residents respond as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in the Vale of Glamorgan. To make sure you are able to have your say at future elections, simply check the form when it arrives and respond straight away.”
“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form. However if you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post. In any case, you will still need to complete the Household Enquiry Form and send it back to us.”
“Don’t forget the Household Enquiry Form is for information only – to register you must still complete an Invitation to Register form either online, via telephone or by post.” - Debbie Marles, Electoral Registration Officer at the Vale of Glamorgan Council
“It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so; checking the form that will arrive through the post is the easiest way to find out if you are already registered.” - Rhydian Thomas, Head of the Electoral Commission in Wales said:
For more information, visit the website at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
You can also keep updated on social media sites @ElectoralCommUK and @YourVote_UK