Don’t forget to register
From 23 August, reminders will be sent to households who haven’t responded to the annual canvass.
Around 62,000 households have already responded to the annual canvass this year, with 60% responding to the household enquiry form.
Each year the Council sends out household enquiry forms to every address in the borough – more than 90,000 homes.
Householders are required by law to provide the information requested on the form. Ultimately, anyone refusing to register could face a fine of up to £1,000 and a criminal record.
Steven Broomhead, chief executive at Warrington Borough Council, said: “The council has to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that we can encourage them to do so.
“It’s particularly important that anyone who has recently moved house checks they are registered with the correct information.”
Householders are asked:
- the name and nationality of everyone aged 16 or over;
- whether there are any residents who are not eligible to vote, and why;
- whether their nationality has changed;
- if they are now over 76 years old;
- to cross out the name(s) of anyone listed on the form who is no longer living at the address; and
- to include contact information if they wish to.
Using the information provided in this year’s canvass, this year’s electoral register will be published on 1 December 2019.
You can find more information about the annual canvass and the household enquiry forms at warrington.gov.uk/hef