Remember to register
Households who have not yet responded to the annual canvass will be receiving a visit from Friday 4 October.
So far, 8 out of 10 households have responded to the annual canvass. By law, all households need to reply and provide the requested information.
There are several ways you can reply, but the quickest methods to respond are by going online or replying by text.
If you’ve not responded to the household enquiry form, you’ll be getting a personal visit between 4 October and 27 October to validate household information.
Don’t delay responding to the form. If the household enquiry form isn’t responded to, you could risk a fine of up to £1,000 and a criminal record.
Professor Steven Broomhead, chief executive at Warrington Borough Council, said: “Thank you to the 74,000 households who have already responded to the annual canvass.
“It’s important for residents to respond so that the council can obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information and review our register.”
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.
If your name is not listed on the form but you think you are eligible to vote, you must:
- Respond to the enquiry form; and
- Register yourself online at gov.uk/register-to-vote
Further information about the household enquiry form is available at warrington.gov.uk/hef