Don’t lose your vote – respond to your form

Published: 9 September 2015

All households in Wandsworth have been sent a form asking them to check that the information held on the electoral register about the people living there is correct.

A large number of households have yet to respond and could face a visit from council staff and a £1000 fine.

The form has been sent out as part of the council’s annual voter registration canvass.  It will have been two years

since many residents have been asked to complete a household registration form and is the first canvass since the start of Individual Electoral Registration (IER).   The aim is to make sure the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

If people do not register they could also lose their vote in next year’s London Mayoral elections and the European referendum due to be held some time before 2017. Being on the electoral register can also improve your credit score. British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens can register.

Responding to the form is easier than ever this year as residents can now complete it online, which also saves council taxpayers’ money.

Residents with queries or questions can visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/vote, email electoral@wandsworth.gov.uk or call the electoral services team on (020) 8871 6023.