Register of Electors

Next Year all government is requiring all Electoral Registration Officers in England to publish a revised Register of Electors on 17th February.

A form and reply paid envelope will be personally delivered to every property in West Norfolk from 1st October. You must complete and return the form. This is important because the Register is used not only for electoral purposes but also by many financial service providers dealing with mortgages, loans or new accounts etc. Anyone whose name is not on the Register will be unable to vote at future elections and is also likely to have problems using any service that involves a check of the Register.

The form is intended for the present occupiers of an address. The name of anyone aged 16 or over who is resident at the address needs to be on the form and the names of anyone no longer at the address crossed out. The date of birth of anyone aged 16 or 17 is also required.

Forms received by owners of empty properties need to tick the “Property empty” box and return the form. This will avoid the issue of reminders.

In the event of any queries when the form arrives, householders can telephone the Helpline where any of the electoral staff will be happy to assist. The telephone number is 01553 616773.

Prompt return of the form or, better still, confirmation by freephone, internet or SMS (details on the form) would be very helpful. It will also avoid the need for reminders and help to keep costs down.