PEOPLE in East Hampshire should look out for their voter registration details in the post from next Monday.
The household enquiry form is delivered annually to 52,000 households around the district, with the majority hand-delivered by the council’s team of 68 canvassers.
The form allows East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) to keep the electoral register up to date. But residents failing to confirm or correct their details could be removed from the electoral register, preventing them from voting in future elections.
EHDC’s elections team has revealed which areas saw the lowest response to the forms in 2016.
The best respondents in the district were the residents of Alton Amery, with 99 per cent keeping their electoral details up to date.
East Hampshire’s overall return rate in 2016 was 92.75 per cent.
Sandy Hopkins, EHDC’s chief executive, said: “We have a great team of canvassers who will be out and about delivering household enquiry forms to thousands of homes across the district over the next few weeks.
“Completing these forms is a straightforward process, whether you are confirming your details or adding a new person to the electoral register. Ignoring the form runs the risk of being removed from the electoral register and that would mean you cannot vote in future elections and may harm your ability to get credit.”
The quickest way to individually register is online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.