Household Voter Registration Canvass

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An efficient way to respond to your household form is by completing the form online at: www.householdresponse.com/stalbans

Household Voter Registration Canvass

In July, each property in the district received a voter registration “Household Enquiry Form”. Reminders were sent in August. The final reminder is now being hand delivered by Voter Registration Canvassers who will be knocking to encourage a response. This form gives residents the opportunity to confirm their registration, inform us of any changes to their details and/or request that any new residents be added to the electoral register.  

It is a legal requirement to provide the information requested. Responding to the form early can help save the council money as a reminder form won't need to be sent, nor a canvasser required to visit your property.

The quickest and easiest way to respond is by completing the form online at: www.householdresponse.com/stalbans If there are no changes to the information on the form, you can also respond via telephone or SMS text. Further details (including your security codes) can be found on the front page of your “Household Enquiry Form”. Alternatively, you can complete the paper form and send it back to us using the pre-paid envelope provided. 

If you are not already registered

If your name isn’t included on your property’s “Household Enquiry Form”, you are not registered and you won’t be able to vote.

You can register online now at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

If you register using this website, you will still need to complete the “Household Enquiry Form” that we’ve sent to your property to confirm who is resident at your address.

Who can register to vote? Three important points.

• Residency – you must be resident at the property; e.g. you cannot register at a work address.
• Nationality – British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth and qualifying European Union citizens are eligible to appear on the electoral register. 
• Age – you must be 16 years old or above to register to vote. Young people can register to vote when they turn 16, and can vote once they reach 18.

Further details regarding the eligibility criteria for registering to vote can be found at: www.yourvotematters.co.uk/can-i-vote/who-can-register-to-vote 

Publication

The revised register will be published on 1st December 2017. There will be two versions of the register – the electoral register and the open register. 

• The electoral register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. 
• The open register is available for marketing purposes and general sale. You can opt out of the open register by emailing elections@stalbans.gov.uk or by calling 01727 819294 (please provide your full name and address with your request). New residents can opt out of the open register when they complete their individual voter registration application.

Further details regarding the two types of register can be found on our website.

Contact Us

If you would like further information regarding the voter registration canvass, or if you need a replacement form, please call 01727 819294 or email elections@stalbans.gov.uk

Date of last review: 11 July 2017