Residents are being asked to confirm their details are correct on the electoral register as part of the electoral registration canvass this Autumn.
A Household Enquiry Form (HEF) is being sent to every household by the Councils Electoral Registration Officer to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that all those eligible (and no others) are registered in it.
Residents must provide the information to the Electoral Registration Officer even if there are no changes to make.
People who registered for the recent local elections this year or the General Election in 2017 will still need to confirm their details are correct for the revised version of the register, which will be published on 1 December 2018.
Being on the register is also important because credit agencies check the names and addresses of people applying for credit and also use it to carry out identity checks when trying to prevent money laundering.
Tower Hamlets Electoral Registration Officer, Will Tuckley said:
“Anyone who wants to vote must be registered. To have your say during elections simply check the form when it arrives and respond as promptly as possible. Doing this online, by text or phone at any time day or night is the quickest and easiest way and you don’t need to return the form if you use one of these methods.”
For more information call 020 7364 0872 or visit www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/vote
Posted on Friday 24th August 2018