Aylesbury Vale residents urged to complete voter registration forms

3 Aug 2017

This month Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) will be sending out annual voter registration forms and is asking residents to respond as quickly as possible in order to help save money.

From 8 August, around 80,000 properties in Aylesbury Vale will receive a ‘Household Enquiry Form’. Residents are required by law to confirm or update the details of anyone at their address who is eligible to vote in the UK.

The forms are pre-printed with the names of the occupants currently registered to vote at each address. A response is required; either to update their details if there are any changes or to confirm that the information is still the same. Even residents who voted in the General Election, will need to respond.

Peter Brown, AVDC Electoral Services Manager, said: “Aylesbury Vale residents have always been excellent at using the automated systems to confirm their details and this year we hope to receive even more responses by text, phone or through the dedicated website. Canvassing every property in Aylesbury Vale is a legal necessity, however, it is costly, and so we are urging residents to help us save money wherever possible by responding to their Household Enquiry Form promptly. This will reduce the need to send unnecessary reminder letters and forms, which would be a waste of taxpayers’ money.”

Residents can respond online using a unique 14 digit reference number which is printed on the form. The online process also allows people to add the names of any new occupants as well as remove names of those who no longer live at the address, or request a postal application.

For further information, residents can webchat at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/webchat or call 01296 585701.

 

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