Bromley residents reminded to return their household enquiry form
PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:00 26 August 2015
Info is used for electoral register and those who fail to give the necessary information can be fined
Residents are being reminded to return their household enquiry form.
Last week, Bromley Council sent out letters reminding people they must return the form if they haven’t yet done so - the form is part of the annual canvass of who is eligible to vote in the borough and is used to check if there are any changes to those registered at property.
Any new people can be invited to register as the Government has changed the way people register to vote – it is now an individual’s responsibility.
The information from the canvass will be used to put together the annual electoral register, which lists the names and addresses of everyone who is eligible to vote.
The council points out that the register is used for electoral purposes, detecting crime, calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.
A spokesman said: “It is a legal requirement and if you fail to give the necessary information you can face a fine.”
* Every household must respond to the Household Enquiry Form as soon as possible by checking the names of the people (printed on the form) who are currently registered to vote at the address.
* If the details remain the same residents can confirm this by visiting www.registerbyinternet.com/bromley or by calling 0800 197 9871 or by texting NOCHANGE to 80212. To do this you will need the security code on your the household enquiry form.
* If your details need to be updated you can let the Council know at www.registerbyinternet.com/bromley. All the information is on the household enquiry form.
For more advice and information, visit the government website www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or email firstname.lastname@example.org